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Humble Works for Humble People : A History of the Fishery Piers of Co. Galway and North Clare, 1800-1922

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This beautifully illustrated book explores the history of the fishery piers and harbours of Galway and North Clare. A testament to these structures as feats of engineering, it is also a riveting account of the human aspect that shadowed their construction; a beautiful rendering of the maritime activities that gave life to the Wild Atlantic Way - kelp-making, fishing, turf distribution, and sea-borne trade. Humble Works for Humble People nurtures the retelling of human stories surrounding the piers, giving voice to the unacknowledged legacy of the lives that were their making. Foreign financial support, humanitarian efforts, controversies and conflict - these are all features of the piers and harbours' development and preservation. Humble Works for Humble People is a vital contribution to the maritime history of Galway, Clare and of Ireland in general; an overlooked but culturally rich facet of Irish history. [Subject: Irish Studies, History, Maritime History, Irish History]
Number of Pages: 377.0
Genre: Technology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Noel P. Wilkins
Language: English
Street Date: December 11, 2017
TCIN: 53203960
UPC: 9781911024910
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-5753

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