Old Kilkeel and Annalong

  • Stock No
  • 43420
  • 9781840332780
  • 1 Author
  • Young
  • 2 Publisher
  • Stenlake

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Nestling on the south-east coast of Co. Down, these small communities were in fact two of the most important fishing ports in Northern Ireland. By 1890 one third of the herring landed in the whole of Ireland passed through Kilkeel and by that time coal was being imported while exports of local industries - granite, oats and timber - were ever increasing. Nowadays these industries have gone, but the port is still home to over half of Ulster's fishing fleet. Annalong also had a major granite industry, indeed most of the kerbstones of Manchester came from its quarries, and while this is but a memory, the town's prosperity and population continue to increase. The book contains fifty-one period photographs and many local readers may still remember some of the sights of years long past. McConville's butcher's in Kilkeel, golfing at Cranfield, hare coursing at Mourne Park, the nickeys, schooners and the fish gutters of the two harbours, and Mrs Linton outside her shop in Annalong are just some of the images include

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