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Old Head in County Cork, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
 

Nineteenth Century Ship's Bollard

 
 
Nineteenth Century Ship's Bollard Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
1. Nineteenth Century Ship's Bollard Marker
Inscription.  

On the 12th of February 1874, the 500 ton German barque HERCULES von BARTH, was en route from Barrow-in-Furness to Cardiff to collect a cargo of coal. As the result of a storm the ship was driven westward in a strong gale. It eventually foundered on the rugged coastline of County Cork, at Bogstown, midway between Garretstown and Howe Strand. The vessel broke up and,of the crew of twelve, only one man, Carl Kooks, survived. Those who perished were interred in an unmarked grave at Currarane graveyard, not far from the scene of the tragedy.

This bollard from the wreck was recovered by the Barrett family in the 1900's. It has more recently been in the possession of the Furney family who now reside at Ballynagaragh House, formerly Bogstown House.

Lusitania Museum / Old Head Signal Tower Heritage are grateful to Mrs Else F Furney and family for their donation of this fine artifact.
 
Erected by Lusitania Museum / Old Head Signal Tower Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 37.211′ N, 8° 32.563′ W. Marker is in Old Head

Nineteenth Century Ship's Bollard and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
2. Nineteenth Century Ship's Bollard and Marker
, Munster, in County Cork. Marker is on Old Head Ring Route, on the right when traveling south. Marker and bollard are on the path to the Old Head Signal Tower. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Head, Munster P17 T683, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Triangulation Pillar (here, next to this marker); RMS Lusitania Lifeboat Davit (within shouting distance of this marker); Lusitania Memorial Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Victims of the RMS Lusitania Sinking (within shouting distance of this marker); R. M. S. Lusitania (within shouting distance of this marker); Bina Fitzgerald (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Head of Kinsale / An Seancheann (within shouting distance of this marker); Crann Seoil / 1601 Galleon Mast (approx. 9.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Head.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lusitania Museum & Signal Tower. (Submitted on September 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bollard at Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Nineteenth Century Ship's Bollard and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
3. Nineteenth Century Ship's Bollard and Marker
Old Head Signal Tower Visitor Center in background
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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