Tuskar Rock

Tuskar Rock (Irish: An Tuscar, from Old Norse þurs sker, meaning "giant skerries", or "giant sea rocks"), is a group of rocks topped by a lighthouse 11 kilometres off the southeast coast of County Wexford, Ireland. It has probably destroyed more ships than any other Irish coastal feature. One hundred and seventy-six wrecks are listed for the Tuskar Rock area at Irish Wrecks Online.

It is mentioned in the Irish ballad, Tales of Loch Achray, as the place where the clipper Loch Achray went down.

The Tuskar Rock air disaster occurred near the rock in 1968 when an Aer Lingus flight crashed into the sea with the loss of all 61 people on board.

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