Step Into History – A Fishing Tradition

Ardmore has had a long tradition with the sea that some of the following images capture.

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  1. Ardmore Memory and Story – The Sea: “In the beginning of the 20th century, there was no tradition of drift-net fishing for salmon in Ardmore. The only family who engaged in fishing were the Gearys (who lived where Tigaliunn is now) who had a licence for salmon fishing and fished with what was called a bag net, leaving it in position all night and collecting the fish in the morning, and transporting them by horse and cart to the Ferry Point and there to Youghal. The catch in the bag net could amount from 100 to 200 fish.”
    The Gearys were my ancestors.

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