Fisheries Infrastructure

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Cork Fishing Village (Image Credit: Private Collection)

The fishing industry supported a whole range of businesses along the West Cork coast and its immediate hinterland.

Many people on the West Cork coast played a direct role in the fisheries infrastructure: boat-builders  and the fishing vessels they constructed, net-makers, fishermen, fish-gutters, fish-curers and packers, and coopers and carriers.

The Commissioners of Irish Fisheries (1824) identified others who were indirectly involved in fisheries. These included carpenters, rope-makers, salt manufacturers, and importers of pitch, tar and hemp.


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