Introducing Ardmore’s Maritime History – The Stunning Story Of The 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 Lifeboat to get her off failed. The Cork Examiner of October 28th, 1963 says “Two Frenchmen were rescued by… Continue reading Introducing Ardmore’s Maritime History – The Stunning Story Of The Fee des Ondes

Surprising Elements Of Ardmore’s Maritime History – The Amazing Story Of The Fleming Of Youghal

The Fleming family of Youghal were general merchants, and Martin J Fleming had several ships involved in the coal trade between Bristol Channel ports and the home port of Youghal. One of these vessels was the three-masted schooner, the Nellie Fleming, called after his daughter. A sister ship the Kathleen & May was called after… Continue reading Surprising Elements Of Ardmore’s Maritime History – The Amazing Story Of The Fleming Of Youghal