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Storm Exposes Wreck Of Schooner After More Than A Century

9th January 2014

#Sunbeam - Gaeltacht-based journalist Seán Mac an tSíthigh has posted an image to Twitter of the wreck of a schooner exposed by the recent storms after 111 years buried in the sand.

According to the Irish Shipwrecks database, the British schooner Sunbeam was lost in January 1903 after she was driven ashore at Rosbeigh Strand in Co Kerry during a storm while sailing from Kinvara to Cork.

So it's more than a little ironic that it took another storm to raise her remains from her sandy grave.

Correction: It was originally stated that the wreck of the Sunbeam was previously underwater, but in fact it had been embedded in the sand on Rosbeigh Strand.

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