A new book by Cormac F. Lowth, Ringsend Sailing Trawlers, is available in the Museum bookshop. The book gives a realistic picture of the marine culture of Ringsend with its ancillary trades of boat building and repair, as well as rope making. Price €32.00.
About the Author:
Cormac Lowth is a retired Builder who has had a lifelong interest in the sea and maritime history. He spent several years as a merchant seaman on cargo ships and he as been a scuba diver for much of his life. He has been involved in boats since childhood and he was a member of the crew of the Galway Hooker ‘Naomh Crónán’, based in the Poolbeg Yacht Club in Ringsend, for many years. He is a member of the Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association, also the Maritime Institute of Ireland and the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society, and he has served on the committees of both these organizations, in addition to that of the Old Dublin Society. He has lectured extensively on Maritime matters and he has written a great many articles on diving and marine related subjects. He also has an abiding interest in maritime art and he as been known to take up a brush occasionally.