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Plassey Wreck

Address: Province of Connacht, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Inisheer
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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limerick
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

An imposing sight stranded above the high tide mark during a storm in the 1960's. All crew were saved by the Islanders. A 10-15 minute walk from the ferry pier or you can catch a lift with a pony and trap or catch a bus ride. there is a refreshement shop during the tourist season. Well worth a visit but... More 

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

How often do you get to see a shipwreck up-close and personal?? Was also able to get inside the shipwreck, but do be careful to not scratch yourself and potentially contract tetanus! This ship was found bobbing in the water in the 1960s and eventually was carried to shore. Too cool.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A very interesting view of a ship wreck that you can approach and even climb into! Hop on a horse and cart to bring you down or walk if you feel like getting some exercise. Well worth a look!

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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164 reviews 164 reviews
68 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We rented bikes on Inis Oirr coming from the Doolin2Aran ferry. The ship was our last stop on our self-guided tour around the island's sights. It was so interesting to walk around the ship freely and take photos. There isn't any historical information posted around it, so make sure to look up some things on wikipedia before going if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Renowned from the Father Ted serious its a nice walk down, take a left just after the air strip but walk back the other way and you get a lovely view of the lake. Unfortunately the recent stormy winters have had its toll on the Plassey and another couple of those winters will see it cordined off I reckon. Also... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Plassey Wreck featured in the comedy series Father Ted. It is a cargo ship which hit a rock just off Inis Oirr sometime in1960 and was subsequently blown aground by a storm later to its present resting place. Nice lady has a stand nearby serving tea, green tea, coffee, hot chocolate, ice cream and confectionary if you need to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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164 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Its one of the key attractions if you go to Aran Island, its an old ship washed up onto the rocks. The better part is the scenery and the short trip from the ferry to the wreck.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Absolutely stunning walk both to and back from the Plassesy, the shipwreck itself is incredible to see up close, great for photos and if the weather is good (like it was for us) keep going until you reach the lighthouse - you wont be disappointed :)

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The ship is in a very dramatic position perched on top of rocks and it is still largely intact, glowing a fine rusty colour. A lot of people are interested in the Plassey because it features in the Father Ted TV show.

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Seljord, Norway
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Plassey wreck doesn't look that big on photos, but when you get up close it's huge. Very interesting to imagine the sight of the huge ship hit land like it did. A must when visiting the Inishere.

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