The Plassey Shipwreck is located on the Eastern side of Inis Oírr.
In 1960 on a dark stormy night a freighter was washed ashore on the Island of Inis Oírr. The Islanders quickly gathered to the wreck to rescue those on board and to salvage what they could from the battering sea.
She is a powerful reminder to the Aran Islands of the power of the sea.
“Later, at the tail end of some hurricane, the Plassey was lifted bodily from the position she was in, and shoved up there beyond the hide tide in one fell swoop. To think that she was lifted from the sea, and she full of water, and pushed up there, it would tell you the force of the seas”
Mike Tobin -the only member of the Plassey crew still alive- was back as the Guest of Honour on Inis Oirr for a special night in Aras Eanna in the summer of 2010 – the 50th anniversary of the shipwreck.