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The Wreck Of The Folia Lies Peacefully Off Ardmore






On March 11, 1917, the Folia, was en route from New York to Bristol, and travelling off the coast of County Cork when she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-53 with the loss of seven lives. We their permission are pleased to include information from the INFOMAR project about where the ship is…






Ardmore – Where Two World’s Collided






With an abundance of wonderful sea views, beautiful beaches and heritage-laden shores as far as the eye can see, the temptation to stay longer in Ardmore in County Waterford is practically impossible to resist. The pillars of Ireland’s Ancient East, are proudly displayed around every corner of our wonderful coastal village and each unveils something…






War Is Hell.






On March 11, 2017,  we will reach the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Folia. She was torpedoed by the German submarine U-53 with the loss of seven lives off the coast of Ardmore. As with all Anniversaries, it is an opportunity to look back and reflect on what life was like. And, it should…






War On Film – Life Beneath The Waves






Continuing our series on the sinking of the Folia on March 11th 1917 off the coast of Ardmore, we include two films that we hope you find of interest. Both films offer rare glimpses to what it was like to be on board a U-Boat and also an insight to life on the seas for…






The Seven Lives Lost On The Folia – 11/03/1917






So often, discussions about shipwrecks give a sense of adventure and even treasure on the high seas. But, these images understandably come crashing down when you hear more of the lives lost at sea. Somehow, hearing the names and ages make this even more real. Information on their occupations on-board give an insight to what…






Ardmore – When Submarines Laid In Wait






Over the years of WWI and WWII, many ships fell victim to the destructive power of submarine attack along the coastline of Ireland. And, nowadays we look out to sea enjoying the coastlines and understandably never think that once a powerful fleet hunted their prey and the many British warships and shipping vessels that would…






Learn How A Group Of Men Became Heroes Overnight

The Teaser Ardmore






No trip to Ardmore is complete without exploring the stories of the wrecks that litter it’s coastline. And, one of the most vivid accounts is that of the loss of the Schooner Teaser. Not just because of the sad tale of the loss of life on that fateful night. But, also for how this event…






Step Into Maritime History – Fee des Ondes






The Fee des Ondes a French trawler (300 tons) was wrecked in Ardmore on Sunday 27th October 1963. It struck rocks 300yds off Ardmore head and it was blown into Carraig a Phúintín.  All efforts of Youghal Life-boat to get her off failed. The Cork Examiner of October 28th 1963 says “Two Frenchmen were rescued by…






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