Shallow Graves: Discovering Lough Corrib’s
Ancient Maritime Past………..By Accident
While surveying Lough Corrib for his recently published Lough Corrib Chart Book Captain Trevor Northage has discovered over forty wrecks to date spanning the millennia in its tea coloured waters. 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 artefacts 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.