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Bringing in the fresh catch?

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Bringing in the fresh catch?

Now hubby has said he would really like to visit a fishing village and see the fishermen come in with their catch. Since we'll be in Adare each night, where would be the most likely place we could get to at the right time to see such a sight? We'll be there May 3-9.

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1. Re: Bringing in the fresh catch?

Presume you will have a car?

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2. Re: Bringing in the fresh catch?

You can probably count Ireland's fishing ports on your fingers these days, Dingle probably still has some fishing industry and would be the closest stop for what's left of the Fishing Fleet, Carrigaholt on Loop Head has smaller boats in and out but no set times..

This sheet might be of interest (page 18 shows the ports 2009) marine.ie/NR/rdonlyres/43BF1F38-A158-4882-9D…

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3. Re: Bringing in the fresh catch?

Dingle would probably the nearest large fishing port, unless somewhere in south Clare. Commercial fishing is hugely changed. Gone are the days when small inshore boats returned to harbour each night.

EU quotas and regulations dictate days at sea, and modern trawlers can be at sea for days and even weeks at a time. When catches are landed many go straight into refrigerator trucks for markets as far afield as France and Germany.

I still find fishing villages romantic, but you won't find grizzled old men mending their nets on the quayside too often these days

Edited: 29 April 2013, 00:35
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