Discovering Lough Corrib’s
Ancient Maritime Past
Vikings and Bronze Age Heritage in Ireland
Trevor Northage has spent years uncovering the secrets that lay beneath the silt. Surveying and charting Ireland’s second largest body of water, has been a labor of love. The lake has been preserving an amazing amount of history.
Over 40 ancient wrecks have been discovered so far; one dating back 4500 years.
“Lough Corrib has taken five years to chart, and every day it tells me it will take another lifetime to uncover all its secrets.”
“With the cooperation and support of the Underwater Archaeology Unit of the National Monuments Service several of these wrecks have been investigated thus far, and their artifacts brought to the National Museum for conservation. The Viking-style axes recently displayed at the Battle of Clontarf Exhibition at the National Museum are just part of the Project’s collection. In addition, Northage has discovered a prehistoric shoreline for the lake enabling us for the first time to see the landscape of our earliest ancestors.” Galway County Heritage Office
Amazing Bronze Age to Viking Age Discoveries in Lough Corrib, Ireland:
Of course you’ll want the charts. “These charts are for fishermen, cruisers, kayakers, sail boaters and anyone else who has stood in wonder on its shores.”
Charts and The Lough Corrib Chart Book. Info at anglingcharts.com
The charts work on OpenCPN – which is pretty darn handy!