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Building a Traditional Fishing Weir

21 August, 11am - 1pm

Andrew Doherty

  • Moran's Poles
  • Russianside, Cheekpoint, Waterford
  • X91 N522
  • Co. Waterford

This 2 hour workshop will highlight the history and heritage value of the traditional head weirs of Waterford Harbour by allowing participants explore how they were sited, built, repaired, and fished for centuries in the harbour.

The workshop, based on community education principles will allow participants engage with the process and have a hands on experience.

It is a free event, but a donation to assist with costs is appreciated. Max of 12 people attending. Prebooking essential.

Andrew Doherty lives in Cheekpoint, Co Waterford. He followed his family into the commercial fishing way of life for fifteen years of his adult life before taking up his present career as a community worker. He is involved as a volunteer in his village and is passionate about local history and preserving, if not reviving, the traditions of a fishing community. He has written since childhood. In 2014 he started an online blog to promote local history and heritage. He has written two books – Before the Tide Went Out and Waterford Harbour: Tides and Tales and regularly contributes articles to local newspapers, Ireland’s Own, heritage publications, and radio and TV programmes.

Andrew has contributed to Heritage Week since 2005. He blogs at www.tidesandtales.ie.



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