The Other Clare group are about to launch Vol. 40 (2016) of their publication.This historical journal celebrates 40 years, at their Shannon-town launch on 25th May 2016.
This volume contains an article by Maura OLoughlin which looks at fishing-tales from Fisherstreet, Doolin as well as those from Liscannor, County Clare through the centuries. Fishing at Liscannor, involved use of the traditional boat known as the currach with the local fishing-traditions passing from father to son, and names such as ODonnell and Scales, prominent among those fishing-folk at Liscannor.
John OBrien (The Other Clare) has selected the covers of all 40 volumes of the journal, and has included these covers on the 40th volume cover. Liscannor is located west of Lahinch/Ennistymon and some five miles south of The Cliffs of Moher.
The inventor of the submarine, John Philip Holland (1841-1914) was born at Liscannor, before leaving for the USA in 1873, where he developed his submarine designs. Later the US navy became interested and they constructed The Holland, based on Holland’s original designs.