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‘Humble Works for Humble People’ Charts History of Galway Bay’s Fishery Piers

26th November 2017
‘Humble Works for Humble People’ Charts History of Galway Bay’s Fishery Piers

#Books - Humble Works for Humble People is the title of a new history of the fishery piers of Galway Bay around coastal Galway and North Clare by Dr Noel Wilkins, a retired professor at NUI Galway.

The book charts more than three-quarters of the small man-made piers and quays built around the bay, the vast majority of them in Connemara at the height of the Great Famine.

The book serves as a timely reminder of “harsh coastal realities”, according to The Irish Times’ Michael Viney, who is prompted to recall his own misadventures with a traditional currach on the shores of South West Mayo.

Also available in time for Christmas is Connemara & Aran, a large-format collection of photographs by the late Walter Pfeiffer, who died this past spring.

The Irish Times has more on both books HERE

Buy the book here.

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MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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