Irish Balderdash: The Saltee Islands (Co. Wexford)

GRAVEYARD OF A THOUSAND SHIPS

(Note the following is an extract taken from the accounts of that Pirate and seafaring blaccard known as The Albatross)

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une 7th, 1766

“…and it was at Latitude 52 degress 8′ 30” North, Longitude 6 degrees 41′ West, one league from the Quay of Kilmore that we did first encounter the turbulent shores of the Saltee Islands. The nipper of the islands we found to be impenetrable, but we did find purchase against t’other; and its shores lined with caves in which we stowed our gains for returnin’ to another day…”

by Tony Healey

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