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Slieve League in County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland
 

Fishing /Iascaireacht

Walking Through Donegal

 

—Ag Siúl Tríd Dhún na nGall —

 
Fishing /Iascaireacht Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2012
1. Fishing /Iascaireacht Marker
Inscription.

The sea has always been a central part of the lives of the people who live in this area. Fishing once provided an important source of income for many local families. However, today the industry is in steady decline. Donegal Bay, once busy with boats of all sizes, now supports only minimal fishing activity.

Is páirt lárnach do shaol na ndaoine a chónaíonn sa cheantar seo an fharraige. Chuidigh an teacht isteach ó thionscal na h-iascaireachta go mór le mórán de na teaghlaigh áitiúla lá den saol. Tá an tionscal ag meath go mór sa lá atá inniu ann, áfach. Níl ach fíor bheagán iascaireacht ag tarlú i mBá Dhún na nGall anois áit a bhíodh soithigh iascaireachta de gach méid ag saothrú.

[Photo captions read]
[1.] Traditionally built Donegal Curraghs were used for inshore fishing.
Bhainfidh úsáid as Curacha traidisiúnta Dhún na nGall le iascaireacht cois Chlaidhigh.

[2.] The Herring fishery was an important source of income for many local families, but was a hard and often dangerous occupation.
Bhí an teacht isteach ó thionscal iascaireachta na scadán thar a bheith tábhachtach do mhórán de na teaghlaigh áitiúla, ach ba slí beatha chrua agus chontúirteach í.

[3.] A group of Fishermen from Teelin taken around 1900.
Grúpa isacairí as Teileann glactha thart ar 1900.

[4.]
Fishing /Iascaireacht Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2012
2. Fishing /Iascaireacht Marker
Cliffs of Slieve League in background
A modern trawler at sea (Courtesy of Donald 'Matty' Smith)
Trálaer nua aimseartha ar an fharraige (Cúirtéis ó Donald 'Matty' Smith)

Images courtesy of Kilcar Tourism Committee and Donald 'Matty' Smith
Is le cúirtéis do agus Donald 'Matty' Smith na h-íomhánna
 
Erected by NDP, Fáilte Ireland, Donegal County Council, Donegal County Development Board, and Údarás na Gaeltachta.
 
Location. 54° 37.634′ N, 8° 41.09′ W. Marker is in Slieve League, Ulster, in County Donegal. Click for map. Marker is at the Slieve League / Sliabh Liag overlook, at the end of the road west off Teelin Road, going south from Carrick. Follow signs.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bog / An Portach (a few steps from this marker); Signal Towers / Túir Comharthaíochta (within shouting distance of this marker); Farming on Sliabh Liag / Feirmeoireacht ar Shliabh Liag (within shouting distance of this marker); Chough / Cág Cos-dearg (within shouting distance of this marker); Carrick / An Charraig (approx. 4.8 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Slieve League Cliffs, County Donegal. (Submitted on February 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. County Donegal Historical Society. Mention of past commercial fishing activities (Submitted on February 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Inland Fisheries Ireland. (Submitted on February 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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