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New Online Map Reveals Details Of Thousands Of Shipwrecks In Irish Waters


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You can now search data from thousands of shipwrecks in Irish waters via a new interactive map.

The Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht has launched the Wreck Viewer interactive map.

It covers wrecks ranging from wooden prehistoric vessels to modern ships.

The map features data from around 4,000 recorded wrecks, while information of another 14,000 vessels - ones where the exact location hasn't been fully confirmed - are available for download.

Launching the new map, Culture and Heritage Minister Josepha Madigan highlighted the World War One vessels that sank in Irish waters. 

She said: "Over 1,000 ships were lost off the coast of Ireland during that conflict, in effect bringing the Western Front to our shoreline and alerting the Irish people to both the grim realities of war and the scale of the tragic loss of life that took place on land and sea.”


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