Shipwrecks & Incidents Along the Copper Coast in the 19th Century

Terminology and Background
Most coasters had two masts, their types determined by the size and position of the masts as well as the shape and set of the sails. The coastal work-horses were schooner rigged, or schooners, although there is mention below of ketch rigged boats and of a brig (short for brigantine). Deeper sea boats had three masts such as barques (the most common for cargo).In many the captain was full- or part­ owner. U.K. based ships, once certified sea-worthy, would generally have insured their vessels, and possibly cargo, with Lloyds of London (only two of the wrecks below are listed by them ¹)  If they had to pay out on a wreck Lloyds took ownership of it to sell whatever they could in recuperation.


Copper Coast Literary Weekend


Copper Coast literary weekend November 1st to 5th 2017

A celebration of Copper Coast creativity and culture.


The Art Hand, Bunmahon.         Wednesday 1st Nov. 7.45pm     Entry €5         The monthly WORDS event, a place for literature lovers and writers of all kinds to share their work and works they love.

Una Troy – talk
Knockmahon N.S. Bonmahon     Thurs 2nd Nov  7.30pm            Entry €5
Enjoy a history talk on the Irish novelist and playwright Una Troy, and a viewing of a short history video by the pupils, The video was filmed and edited by Angela Mulcahy and was researched and written by the children themselves.

Quiz night
Dunphy’s pub, Kill. Fri. 3rd Nov.   9.30pm                            Tables of 4 €20             Quiz celebrating the Launch of the Michael Power 2017 Christmas Day Memorial Swim, in aid of Touching Hearts.

Launch of the Decies journal
Copper Coast Visitor Centre, Bonmahon.  Sat 4th Nov. 2.30pm.  Free entry
The Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society will launch the Decies journal with introductory talks and music.

Copper Coast Book Fair                                     
Geopark Visitor Centre, Bonmahon. Sun. 5th. Nov.    1.00pm.     Free entry
                As part of an ongoing initiative by the Copper Coast UNESCO Geopark to help promote all the locality has to offer we are holding our 2nd Annual Book Fair for Book Lovers and Collectors.

Bibliophile’s Costume Competition.
Geopark Visitor Centre, Bunmahon. Sun. 5th. Nov     1.00pm.    Free Entry
Dress as your favourite literary character or a book inspired original creation! Prizes sponsored by the Copper Coast Geopark.

About Copper Coast Geopark

The Copper Coast Geopark is in Co. Waterford, Ireland and is an outdoor museum of geological records; it stretches along the coast from Kilfarassy Beach, near Fenor in the east to Ballyvoile Beach near Stradbally to the west. Volcanoes, oceans, deserts and ice sheets all combined to create the rocks which provide the physical foundation of the natural and cultural landscapes of the area. Follow the self-guided "Copper Coast" trail and walking cards available from the The Copper Coast Geopark Centre in Bunmahon.

Please respect our Geology and Nature; leave them with us, take just memories away.

Contact Information

Copper Coast Geopark Ltd.
Co. Waterford,
X42 T923

Phone: +353(0)51292828


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