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Inishmore, Aran Islands in County Galway, Connacht, Ireland — Irish West
 

Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal Colony

Failte go Port Corrúch

 
 
Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal Colony / Failte go Port Corrúch Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
1. Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal Colony / Failte go Port Corrúch Marker
Inscription.
Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal Colony
[First part of the marker is about the seal colony along the coastline and is not transcribed]

As you look across the North Sound you can see the Coast of Connemare and the Twelve pins of Connemara. Near by the factory ruins represents an out post of Victorian industianlism [sic] in the 19th Century. One of the earliest attempts to mechanige [sic] the kelp industry was sited just here for the topography of the area makes this Aran's most favoured weed-shore. The factory was set up in 1865 by the Marine Salts Co. of Ireland for burning seaweed for kelp. The company also had a factory in Galway extracting iodine from kelp and went out of business in 1877. Today the seaweed is used by local farmers as manure or fertiliser for their potato fields. To the east lies ‘loch phort Chorrúch’ This is a most tranguil [sic] lake where swans, curlews, waders and all sort of birds live in peace and harmony. In Winter there are 30 to 40 whooper swans on the lake.

Failte go Port Corrúch
Ta cósta Chonnamara agus na Beanna Beaola le feiceáil treasna an súnda ó thuaidh. In aice láimhe ta fothrach monarchain feamaine, nó an teach mór, monarcha a bhunaigh an marine Seats Co. of Ireland i 1865, chun feamainn a dhó agus ceilp a dhéanadh aistí Bhí monarcha eile ag an gcomlucht céanna
Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal Colony / Failte go Port Corrúch Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
2. Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal Colony / Failte go Port Corrúch Marker
í nGaillimh ag baint Iodain as an gceilp ach dhuín an monarche síos i 1877. Tagann níos mó feamainn i dtír i bPort Chorrúch ná in aon áit eile ar an oilean agusis mar gheall ar sin a bunáiodh an monarcha anseo. Baintear úsaid i gconaí as an bfeamainn mar leasú ar gharranta fataí agus losrai?

Taobh thoir tá loch Phort Chorrúch loch ina Bhfuil go leór cineál eanlaith le feiceail inti ar nos lapairei, crotachi agus calai.
 
Location. 53° 8.251′ N, 9° 42.829′ W. Marker is in Inishmore, Aran Islands, Connacht, in County Galway. Marker is on Coast Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Fighting Chance (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); Dún Aonghus (approx. 4.1 kilometers away).
 
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Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal Colony / Failte go Port Corrúch Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
3. Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal Colony / Failte go Port Corrúch Marker
Looking north across the Atlantic Ocean toward Connemara and the Twelve Pins on the horizon.
Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal Colony / Failte go Port Corrúch Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
4. Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal Colony / Failte go Port Corrúch Marker
Looking west along the north coast of Inishmore.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 1,278 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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