By boat from Carlingford. The wreck lies approx. 500m south of Cranfield Point.
Carlingford Marina provides facilities including a slip, pontoons and toilets (visit: https://www.carlingfordmarina.com/). Public toilets are also available near to the western pier in Carlingford.
Small boats can be launched from the shore at Greenore. Free car parking is available above the launch site: https://goo.gl/maps/Xv6PPocjis3ftBMP9 The nearest public toilets are in Carlingford village.
- Strong currents.
- The site lies close to the main shipping channel.
Little of the wreck remains but this is a nice dive with plenty of life.
Date of loss 03/11/1916. Built 1897 Dumbarton. Passenger/cargo steamship en route from Greenore to Holyhead carrying 51 passengers and 30 crew. Cargo of cattle. Struck amidships by the collier SS Retriever. The Connemara sank within 10 minutes with the loss of all aboard. The Retriever also sank with only one survivor. (Larn & Larn 2002).
Information derived from Historic Environment Record of Northern Ireland (HERoNI), Department for Communities, Historic Environment Division.
Not yet described!
- In an emergency call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
- Follow VHF radio Channel 16 (156.8 MHz), the international distress frequency. Send a distress alert followed by ‘MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY’ and ‘This is [boat name]’.
- Find nearest defibrillator (AED) here
- Carlingford Marina: +353 42 937 3072 . When navigating within the harbour/marina, use VHF Channel 37 (M1)