News

Wreck Viewer available

Date Released: Monday, April 23, 2018

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is pleased to announce the availability of the Wreck Viewer, a new free-to-use digital service to facilitate easy access to the National Monuments Service’s Wreck Inventory of Ireland Database (WIID). The Wreck Viewer complements the existing Historic Environment Viewer which provides access to the databases of the Sites and Monuments Record (SMR) and the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH).

It is envisaged that the Wreck Viewer will be of assistance to all marine environment users, researchers and stakeholders and those interested in protecting underwater cultural heritage, including any individuals or organisations that might be planning development in marine, lacustrine or riverine environments. If more detailed information relating to a wreck is required than is available on the Wreck Viewer an appointment should be made with the National Monuments Service Archive Unit to view the complete wreck file.

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