Two shipwrecks discovered along Irish coastline

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Two shipwrecks dating to the 18th and 19th centuries have been found in Ireland’s Connemara bays that were renowned for smuggling activity.

The older of the two wrecks was located by a local fisherman. The vessel, believed to date to the 18th century, has been virtually stripped of its timbers.

It is only barely visible at low spring tide by a mound of ballast, believed to be local granite, and nodules of iron revealed in the sandy surface.

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