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Headford has been working hard to put itself on the map in the last couple of years and it has certainly succeeded — As a pilot town for Galway 2020 it proved that small towns can have very big ideas. Since then, the number of active community groups in the town has grown significantly and cooperation and collaboration among the groups has benefitted the town as a whole and all helped to make Headford one of the most vibrant towns in the county.
Well, we all know Christmas is coming, but before that comes about, so much has happened in the past week that it is difficult to know quite where to begin.
Our illustration today is of the inner part of Galway Bay and shows the piers and harbours therein. It is one of the images in a new book entitled Humble Works for Humble People written by Noel Wilkins, a retired professor of zoology who has a number of titles to his name already, many of them dealing with County Galway. This book explores the history of the fishery piers and harbours of County Galway and north Clare. It is a scholarly but eminently readable testament to these piers as feats of engineering, but it also gives us a wonderful account of the human aspect that shadowed their construction, and finally it describes beautifully the maritime activities that gave life to the west coast — kelp making, fishing, turf distribution, and sea-borne trade.