The Shipwrecked Soldiers’ Cairn – The Tragedy Of The Sea Horse In Tramore Bay, 1816


On the 30 January 1816 the transport vessel the Sea Horse, foundered in Tramore Bay with the loss of 363 lives. The unexpected storm force conditions along with a substandard ship ensured the tragedy was recorded as one of Ireland’s worst maritime disasters.

Those on board included the 2nd Battalion of the 59th Regiment who had bravely fought in the wars against Napoleon. Among those who perished were Irish men along with their wives and children.

With written contributions by Maxine Keoghan, Julian Walton, George Thompson, Paul Brent and Sandra Counahan accompanied by illustrations by Jane Butler. Proceeds of the book assist with funding the activities of Tramore Heritage.

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Weight 164 g
Dimensions 14.8 × 21 cm