Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Sunbeam   British  Glenbeigh Co. Kerry   1904 

Sunbeam : 
Owner Richard Kearon, Arklow 
Flag British  Builder John Walters, Exmouth 
Port Dublin  Build Date 1860 
Official No 21781  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 84  
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 79 | 19.5 | 
Ships Role  Coaster  Rigging Style Schooner  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Rossbeigh Beach Glenbeigh Co. Kerry  
Date Lost 27/01/1904  Captain  
Cause Driven Ashore  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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Schooner Sunbeam at Rossbeigh Beach Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

Schooner Sunbeam. A Wooden Schooner Built in 1860 by Walters in Exmouth. She was owned by her Builder up to 1874 and was then bought by Richard Kearon of Arklow. In January 1904 when on a Voyage from Kinvara to Cork she was driven ashore in a storm and wrecked with no loss of life.


After the storm early January 2014 the remnants of the Sunbeam have moved and she is now lying fully exposed some distance from her original position. The Sunbeam has been an attraction for photographers for many years it may no longer be as photogenic as hitherto but lets hope some one takes an interest and preserves the remnants.

Record Created on  12/08/2009
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