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shipwrecks in ireland
« on: Monday 31 January 05 19:09 GMT (UK) »
My father was shipwrecked off the Tuskar Rock,,03-02-1927,he was on the Sheerness,he was commended for his bravery and it was reported in an Irish newspaper ,it was quite a large article,as my family are getting older some said they would like to see the article again,and gave me the task of finding it,he was landed in County Wicklow,so if anyone has any ideas of how to find the paper of that area it would be a great help ,then maybe they might still have it in their archives.

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Re: shipwrecks in ireland
« Reply #1 on: Monday 31 January 05 21:02 GMT (UK) »
Enrique,

The National Library of Ireland [http://www.nli.ie/new_coll.htm]
holds copies of many regional papers including the following:-

Wexford FREE PRESS
Title Variation and Notes  Ca. 1888 - 12 Feb. 1971.
Original Files  BL 4 Feb. 1905 - 1921; 1923 - 12 Feb. 1971 NLI 17 June 1911 - 12 Feb. 1971 WexCL 4 Jan. 1896; 1899; 1902 - 1958; 1960 - 1971
Microfilm  (i)14 Jan. - 20 Dec. 1922; 7 Jan 1950. BL film. (ii) 1923 - 1971. NLI film.
NLI Original  17 June 1911 - 12 Feb. 1971
NLI Film  1911 - 1971.
Start Year  1888
End Year  1971

Wexford PEOPLE.
Title Variation and Notes  8 Jan. 1853 - Apr. 1994. 2 editions. Cont. as Wexford People 3 Mar. 1994 - .
Original Files  BL 8 Jan. 1853 - NLI 2, 9 Sept. 1876; 22 Mar. 1879 (misc. newspapers vol. 7); 1882 -
Microfilm  (i) 1853 - 10 July 1869; 2 Oct. 1869 - 1896; 1907 - 1908; 1917; 1986 - 1992. BL film. Copy at NLI (Partial). (ii) 1857 - 82. National Microfilms film. Some gaps. Copy at WexCL (partial). (iii) 1897 - 1985. NLI film.
NLI Original  2, 9 Sept. 1876; 22 Mar. 1879 (misc. newspapers vol. 7); 1882 -NLI Film  Sep. 1857 - 1865; 1867 - 1882; 1886; 1888; 1890 - 1985.
Start Year  1853

A print from the microfilm can be obtained - see their website.

The following books might give you more background if you don't find the newspaper story.

"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962" by Charles Hocking
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland" by Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 1993" by Edward J. Bourke 
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1582 2000" by Edward J. Bourke 
Edward J. Bourke 2000 - ISBN: 0952302721

Paul
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Re: shipwrecks in ireland
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 03 February 05 16:35 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Paul,ive now been onto the Irish national library,and they have been a great help.
Enrique


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Re: shipwrecks in ireland
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 03 February 05 17:54 GMT (UK) »
Enrique,

Glad to help. Let us know if you find what you were after.

Paul
Ballard in UK all locations and dates.
Other lines of interest - Wills, Bishop, Samuels, Dunnell, Easey, Westcombe, Richarson, Jarvis, Mathews, Stoneham, Jarvis, Ingram, Edwards, Catt, Moore, Lintott, Tee, Lee, Phillips, Davies, Drew, Roberts, Hudd, Pettigrove, Britton, Howes, Tate, Simpson, Broome, Farr-Cox, Sayer, Burt, Hunt, Stone, Jones, Hodgson, Fleming, Rawse, Fisher, Rendell, Williams, Maddocks, Warren, Blisset, Gill, Barrick, Lowman, Drayton, Robbins and a few more!