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“Father Ted Craggy Island Shipwreck on Inisheer lol”
Review of Plassey Wreck

Plassey Wreck
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Boat Trip to Inis Oirr in the Aran Islands from Doolin
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Inisheer
Certificate of Excellence
Sligo, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Father Ted Craggy Island Shipwreck on Inisheer lol”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

This was a must visit due to the famous Father Ted comedy series. We hired bikes and cycled to the wreck however walking would be no problem either. The boat looks just as good in real life as on the TV. Good for taking photos as there are lots of nooks and crannies. The wreck has a great history which is well covered in other reviews of this attraction. We enjoyed it.
Note: The attraction itself is not suitable for elderly or wheelchair persons as it has very rocky access however the road nearby is fine and there are also locals who do sightseeing trips around the Island in horse or tractor drawn carts.

Visited July 2013
Thank Heather K
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Western Ireland, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Amazing...breath taking”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

This ship wreck does be on the beginning of 'father ted' and it is amazing to see it. Sank in 1960s and all crew were rescued by inis sheer residents... Years later an incredible storm washed the wreck ashore where it now stands upright. i even climbed inside it but be very careful as its all rusty.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank RoyBs
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West Haven, Utah
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very Unique”
Reviewed 21 June 2013

What a quaint little island. We rented bikes and rode almost the entire island. This is a curiously beautiful odd ship wreck that is a bit hard to find but quite prominent once you do. You can walk all around it for pictures. Very scenic views at all angles. We ended the day at Tigh Neds for a Guinness. It is a wonderful place to spend the day.

Visited April 2013
Thank Wendy S
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Ballinrobe, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“A must for Father Ted fans”
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Visit Inisheer Island on a gloriously sunny day and you won't believe you are in the West of Ireland. The "Plassey", i.e. the wreck by now has acquired a deep red layer of rust that beautifully contrasts against the light grey stone. Great photo onject.

Visited May 2013
Thank Gert V
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A great extra as part of a great trip”
Reviewed 7 April 2013

I'm posting under the Plassey Wreck attraction as there was no separate section to review the other bits I loved about this Island.

We arrived on Inis Oirr with O'Brien Line Ferries... the first thing we did was to catch a ride with the fantastic Eammon and his horse Bob on a pony and trap tour of the island.

This was brilliant and Hugely recommended (the pony/trap drivers are waiting for you at the end of the pier). It cost just E10 each - and that is money that goes directly to supporting those who live on the island.

Eammon, a softly-spoken, wonderful person, took us through paths and roads, explaining the history of the area and what it is like for islanders nowadays.

We visited the Plassey Wreck (which was so much fun for a diehard Father Ted fan), and onwards up to the castle... we had to walk up a little hill because it was a bit too steep for the horse.

Bob (the horse), was an extremely well-cared for Clydesdale, and it was such a pleasure doing this trip with them both.

Then, we called in to see the lovely lady who runs the Castle cafe (at the foot of the castle, in her own house). She is an absolute legend, serving up interesting tales and the best seafood chowder we've ever tried.

She also has a library of books on the local area to browse through while you're waiting for food.

A really lovely adventure.

Visited April 2013
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