The wreck of the Cirilo Amoros

15th February 1926
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The Spanish cargo ship SS Cirilo Amoros ran aground in Ballyvooney Cove. Fortunately all the crew were rescued and housed by the locals. Lively parties were held every night until the sailors left — despite the fact that only one Stradbally man, Tom Horseman, himself a sailor, was able to speak Spanish! The remains of the wreck can still be seen at Ballyvooney at low tide. One of the portholes was salvaged from the wreck and is now in use as the bathroom window in a local home!

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