The wreck of the Cirilo Amoras

15th February 1925

The Spanish cargo ship Cirilo Amoras ran aground in Ballyvooney Cove. Fortunately all the crew were rescued and housed by the locals. Lively parties were held every night until the sailors left — despite the fact that only one Stradbally man, Jim Horsman, himself a sailor, was able to speak Spanish! The remains of the wreck can still be seen at Ballyvooney at low-tide.

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