Shipwreck Legislation in Ireland
- National Monuments Act -
In the Republic of Ireland, license is required to search for, survey or dive on an archaeological site or wreck more than 100 years old. Such sites are protected by the 1987 amendment to the National Monuments Act extending the definition of archaeological sites to include those underwater.
In Northern Ireland (UK), shipwrecks are protected by the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973. Objects found in the sea or on the shore must be reported to the The Receiver of Wreck, Coastguard Agencey, Spring Place, 105 Commercial Rd, Southampton SO15 1EG....