Obrien World Tour

Rossbeigh Shipwreck

IrelandAmy ObrienComment

 Last fall a huge storm ripped through Ireland and displaced a 1903 boat onto the beach. The owner of cottage in Sneem had told us about when we arrived. I couldn't wait to go check it out! but we had to wait for the weather to cooperate. Finally on our last day there, the sun came out the weather warmed up and we were off to see the ship.  On the way to Rossbeigh we stopped in Killarney National Park for a picnic on the lake. We sat on the rocks in the water and ate our sandwiches. Can't ask for a better venue.

Rossbeigh was so fabulous. It is surrounded by mountains on both sides and sand dunes at the back. There were only a few people there, so we felt like the whole beach was there for us. The kids loved jumping in the waves and running along the shore.

After walking for awhile, we finally came upon the ship nestled next to the dunes. It was so cool to be able to see and touch the wood and the nails of an 100 year old ship.