Water: The Riches of Clare

Lifering from The Leon

This lifering is one of the remnants of the Leon XIII which in 1907 foundered off the rocks on which one of the vessels of the Spanish Armanda had been shipwrecked three centuries previously.

The fishermen from Quilty braved the stormy waters to go out in their canvas covered currachs to rescue the French sailors. Their heroic exploits were later rewarded by the French government when it helped fund the new church at Quilty.

Ref: 2000.142

Maritime Collection

Lifering from The Leon, Ref: 2000.142