Peadar O’Neill (Part 2)
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Peadar O’Neill (Part 2)


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Peadar O’Neill discusses herring fishing in this second recording and explains that the herring disappeared from Sligo due to over fishing. He relates some superstitions surrounding fishermen, such as not whistling on a boat and he shares many stories about sailing in the sea years ago and the old ways of navigation. He talks about the breeding habits of the fish and how this was exploited in fishing. Also talked about was the salmon fishing, and Peadar says every pound made from fishing was well-earned.

Additional information


Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Sligo Heritage Collection, First Series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

20.71 MB, 31.33 MB

Number of files:


Product ID:



A Fisherman

Recorded by:

Joe McGowan