Wrecks over 100 years old and archaeological objects found underwater are protected under the National Monuments (Amendment) Acts 1987 and 1994.  Significant wrecks less that 100 years old can be designated by Underwater Heritage Order (UHO) on account of their historical, archaeological or artistic importance as is the case with the wreck of the RMS Lusitania lost off the Old Head of Kinsale in 1915.  UHOs can also be used to designate areas of seabed or land covered by water to more clearly define and protect wreck sites and archaeological objects .  /  /  site first uploaded 24th September 2002
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Shipwreck List

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The Training Ships

The Prison Hulk

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Martello Towers

The Hospital Ships

Harbour Views

The Spit Bank Lighthouse

Lough Mahon Lighthouse




Cork's premier dive charter company, with extensive knowledge of both the wrecks and marine life of the Cork Harbour area

Joe Lynch and his Wildcat 107 Catamaran Wreckhunter, running angling trips from Crosshaven

Comprehensive AIS site showing vessels courses and identification

Cork Harbour Commissioners site - essential guide to port traffic and operations

(This link down April 03 2018)

Site providing an integrated information resource, linking all aspects of harbour related management, heritage and activities. It also provides   information on the Integrated Strategy for Cork Harbour and related activities and actions, including the Cork Harbour Forum, which represents a unique partnership   approach to coastal zone management in Ireland. This website and the   implementation of the Harbour Strategy are supported by the Innovative Management for Europe's Changing Coastal Resource (IMCORE) project.

Homepage of Daunt Sub Aqua Club - A site full of news and info on Cork diving.

The ultimate resource for historical information on all aspects of Cork history and culture. Presented by Cork City Library, it contains many free resources compiled by the helpful staff. A fantastic treasure trove of information.

The On-line Journal of  Research  in Irish Maritime History. A free website of articles, resources, and guides to Irish Maritime History..

Site celebrating the Antartic explorer and Ballinacurra, Co.Cork native, Captain Edward Bransfield.  He was the first person to sight and accurately map the  continent.of Antartica in 1820.