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OVER THE past decade the Shell To Sea protest campaign against the Corrib Gas project in North Mayo has not only made headlines in Ireland but around the world. In that time numerous artists - musicians, authors and poets - have lent their support to the campaign with an array of songs and writings that tell the stories of the issues and personalities involved with great eloquence and power.
"PEOPLE SHOULD expect the unexpected from The Waterboys,” band leader Mike Scott declared recently. However as Stewart Lee recently noted at his comedy festival gig, the band can be expected to play 'Whole Of The Moon' as an encore.
They say that some of the metal moulds for the original DeLorean cars now lie in the bottom of the sea off Connemara, having been bought in the bankruptcy sale as scrap by some fisherman who wanted to secure his lobster nets to the floor of the bay. Imagine that. The mould for the cars deemed the world’s sexiest, so much so that they could pass as contemporary in a movie that spammed three decades, used as scrap. Shiny enticements to lobsters on their last journey. And as those crustaceans walk slowly towards the cages that will transport them to the boiling waters of a posh eaterie, one hopes they tap those moulds and say, thanks for the memories. And if that urban myth is true, then today those moulds are unaware that the whole world is talking about them. For just one day. Unaware of the mayhem above the choppy waters that trap them there. They are the focus of international attention because of Marty McFly.
A TURNING Tide In The Life of Man, a documentary about fisherman John O'Brien, who takes a legal action to Europe to protect his right to fish the waters around his island home of Inisboffin will be screened this week.
Divers from the Irish Navy yesterday joined in the search for missing fisherman Daniel Doherty who went missing off the Mayo coast last Friday. The 23-year-old fisherman went missing after he went out to work on lobster pots from Rinroe Pier. His boat was found later that evening without any trace of Mr Doherty. Members of his family had asked for every assistance to be made in helping locate him.
A young Aran fisherman has died this week following an accident on board a trawler in Donegal.