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 Loss of A Vessel in Dungarvan Bay

On Monday evening the brig Thyme, from Cork, laden with coals and iron, struck on a ledge of rocks called the Geanors, stretching across from Helvick Head towards Ballinacourty Point. It was three quarters ebb at the time, and blew a great gale from S.W.; the waves running frightfully high. The Coast Guard’s boat endeavored to go to her assistance, but failed. Six brave Ring-men then manned one of their yawls, and with that intrepidity, and humane and generous enterprise, which characterized their noble and daring exertions on many former occasions, braved the fury of the waves, and, at peril of their own lives, succeeded in rescuing the crew from the imminent and certain fate which momentarily awaited them. Such heroic and praiseworthy action, as saving from certain death the lives of six or eight human beings would be sure in any other country but this to meet with liberal and prompt reward, but in Ireland, at least in this locality. Seldom do we find any other stimulus or incentive to the achievement of such fine, manly and hazardous deeds, but the innate principles of virtue, and magnanimous spirit of fearless courage, and disinterested philanthropy which animate the Irish heart. The Thyme was about 150 tons burthen. She went to pieces, parts of her bulwark, etc, came ashore, under the Abbeyside Castle, on this evening. 

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