All comments welcome. Part of the reason a small area pre the Irish Famine 1845-7 had one of the world’s highest rural population densities was the availability of marine resources, sea sand, seaweed. As early as 1820 there were favourable comment by (Kerry born), Dublin Attorney Orpen at how developed West Cork was with shipping to Spain, Portugal, France, roads, harbours. He was related to local families such as the Durrus Hutchinsons, landlords, Swanton of Ballydehob and indirectly to the O’Sullivans of Ballaghadown, Caheragh. William Orpen is of this family.

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Pilchards, p. 2

Baltimore, p.5

Port of Baltimore 1691-1693, Customs and Excise, Statistics, p.6

Bantry and Durrus, p.10

Ballydehob/Carrigmanus/Castlehaven/Crookhaven/Skibbereen, p. 59

Lobster Boats of Hehir Islands and Roaring Water Bay by Cormac Levis, p.

Clonakilty, p. 118

Courtmacsherry, p. 79

Kinsale, p. 80

Grand Jury Presentments Sea sand roads, p. 127

Ropemakers, Nets

Sea Sand, Sand Quays, p.125

Sand Boats, Coal Trade to Ballydehob, Sea Sand on River Ilen Skibbereen,  p. 134

The Puxleys Copper Mines, Allihies, Shipping 1812-1884, p. 132

Steamship Service, Cork to Dingle via  Castletownbere 1850-1940, p. 177

Piracy/Smuggling, p. 178

Ropemakers, Nets, p. 197

Shipping, Lloyds Agents, p. 179, 198

Skibbereen to Crookhaven Road 1822, p. 183

Boatbuilding Kinsale, Skibbereen area late 19th/20th century. P.192

Harbours, Lighthouses, p. 196, 278

Proposed railway to Glandore Harbour, p.207

Wrecks, p. 198, 221

Fishing By Laws, Bantry 1870,  Bandon 1871, Glandore 1871, Ardigeen (Clonakilty) 1877, River Ilen (Skibbereen) 1878, from Crown Solicitors Papers, p. 224

Pilchard Palaces, p. 243

Dr. Arthur Went on Pilchard Industry, p. 244

Maps and some Du Noyer sketches, p. 221

1812-1825, Admiralty Court, West Cork, Wrecks, p. 221

Royal Navy Press Gangs Operating off Cork Coast, 1755-1812, p. 215

British Navy Base, Bere Island, p. 217

Piracy, p. 247

1822 Local Fishery Committees, Irish Fisheries Board, p. 266

Clio Salvage Litigation, 1825, p. 269

1837, statistics, boats, fishermen, coastguard, p. 275

1920s Jack Attridge, Durrus, self built boat, p.277

Kinsale  Hookers from 1671, p.311

English  navy records 17th century timber extraction from Bantry and supplies to Kinsale, p.300

1755 Lisbon Tsunami, Kinsale and  Crookhaven, p.286

Coastal Shipping, p. 297

Pilchard Fishery Bantry, p. 298

Index to Journal of Cork Historical And Archaeological Society reference to pilchards, p.302

1893, Baseline Report of Redmond Roche Inspector, Congested District Board, Castletownbere, Sheepshead, Schull, Baltimore, p. 316