Photos: Searching for Ireland's 17th-century 'Pirate Alliance'

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Dutchman's Cove

Credit: Photo by Connie Kelleher
These steps at Dutchman's Cove in Castletownsend, County Cork, Ireland, were carved out of the rock to facilitate illicit trade, in the dead of night,…Read More »

by pirates and smugglers. The niches at the top would have held candles or lanterns to signal them. Underwater archaeologist Connie Kelleher has been investigating piracy in Munster during the early 17th century and surveyed this site as part of her research. While the site appears to have been used by pirates and smugglers it's unexcavated and the date when it was first constructed is unknown. [Read full story]   Less «
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