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From skullduggery to a fishing industry

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We know very little about manmade piers and quays along the western seaboard before the beginning of the 19th century, when a lavish programme of safe harbours were built not only to encourage fishing, but as relief programmes in times of distress. It was also an attempt to replace the activities of piracy and smuggling with an industry based on the believed bounty from the sea.

Buoyant mood at inaugural Ballyconneely Bay swim

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A handful of brave swimmers took to the choppy waters in Bunowen Pier, Ballyconneely, last weekend to raise funds for a local primary school.

 

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