Aud Anchor Centenary Project unveiled in Tralee

Tralee Bay Heritage Association is today unveiling the Aud Anchors 1916-2016 Centenary Project. The project was launched at noon by Minister Jimmy Deenihan and the German Ambassador to Ireland, Matthias Hopfner, in the Brandon Hotel. The project commemorates Sir Roger Casement’s attempt to land arms and ammunition at Fenit in 1916. RogerCasement In 2012, the ship’s anchors were recovered and a conservation programme was undertaken by Laurence Dunne Archaeology in Tralee under licence from the National Museum of Ireland. As history attests, the ship did not land its cargo but was surrounded and ordered to steam to Cobh – rather than surrender to the British, Captain Karl Spindler scuttled the Aud at the entrance to Cork Harbour.