West Cork History

Early Map of Baltimore, West Cork (Between 1605-1640), showing English Settlement, Dunasead Castle, Loo Rocks, Storehouse for Preserved Fish, 12 Fishing Boats, Seine Pilchards, 5 Possible Royal Navy Boats.


Courtesy JCHAS, 1984.

Some time after the Port was raided by Algerian Pirates.


The Baltimore Fishery was part of a larger fishery including Leamcon, in Schull controlled by Sir William Hull, that of Whiddy Island rented by Davenant from O’Sullivan Bere and that of Cornwall.   Hull may have had another fishery in Newfoundland.   The fisheries were financed by London merchants.


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