The Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry
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Storm

  • 100 yr old shipwreck revealed at Rossbeigh

    Rossbeigh Storm Damage

    January 2014 saw the coasts of Kerry and much of Ireland battered by storms and record high tides. On Rossbeigh strand the partially submerged wreck of the 19th century schooner, The Sunbeam, was dislodged from the sands where it had been resting for over 100 years following it’s shipwreck.

    The wooden schooner built in 1860 in Exmouth, England was bought by Richard Kearon of Arklow. She was driven ashore in a storm and wrecked in January 1903 on a voyage bringing a shipment of flour from Kinvara to Cork. There was no loss of life.

  • Pre-historic 4,000 year old forest in Ireland

    The storms that wreaked havoc on Ireland and the UK in January 2014 changed the face of the coastline. The force of the storm shifted sands and boulders striping beaches in one area only to deposit the material in another. Indeed new islands appeared at low tide and features of Ireland's rugged coastline and Wild Atlantic Way were revealed for the first time in living memory.