Proposed whaling stations in the county Donegal
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Proposed whaling stations in the county Donegal Report of inquiries held at Burtonport, co. Donegal, on 17th and 18th February, 1908, and at Londonderry, on 19th and 20th February, 1908. by Great Britain. Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland.

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Published by Printed for His Majesty"s Stationery Office by Alex Thom in Dublin .
Written in English


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Pagination249p. ;
Number of Pages249
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  Nesbit was nearly killed during his whaling activities, as recounted by both McParland and Wakefield (James McParland, ‘Statistical Survey of the Co. Donegal’, Dublin, , 73 ; Edward Wakefield, ‘An Account of Ireland,’ London, , ii, ). Apparently it was this accident which resulted in abandonment of the whale fishery. This book details the Workhouses in the whole of the North-West, including the one at Ballyshannon and an outline of the Poor Law Unions of Co Donegal. Harrowing reading. It also contains the words of a ballad called the 'Poor-House', copies of which were confiscated from a Fermanagh man who was singing it around Donegal Town in early County Donegal (/ ˌ d ʌ n ɪ ˈ ɡ ɔː l, ˌ d ɒ n-, ˈ d ʌ n ɪ ɡ ɔː l, ˈ d ɒ n-/ DUN-ig-AWL, DON-, -⁠awl; Irish: Contae Dhún na nGall) is a county of Ireland in the province of is named after the town of Donegal (Dún na nGall, meaning 'fort of the foreigners') in the south of the has also been known as County Tyrconnell (Tír Chonaill, meaning 'Land of Area rank: 4th. Gola Island National School, Gola Island, Co. Donegal (Dated (), ) NGR: , North-west Donegal is possibly about as remote as you can get on the island of Ireland, and the islands off the Donegal coast are as isolated a spot as you will find anywhere in the county.

The first evidence for whaling in Scotland is from Bronze Age settlements where whalebones were used for constructing and decorating dwelling places. Commercial whaling started in the Middle Ages, and by the s most Scottish ports were whaling, with the Edinburgh Whale-Fishing Company being founded in The last company still engaged in whaling was Christian Salvesen, which exited the.   The company was Norwegian-owned but its name was derived from earlier whaling activities in County Donegal. Over the following days and weeks, the startled islanders of Inishkea watched as the infrastructure of the whaling station took shape before their eyes: a ft pier, wooden slipway, cooperage, forge, steam winches, bone crunching mill. Donegal County Council is the contracting authority for the works contract for this scheme. Drawings showing the layout of the proposed scheme and its proposed location and extents are included in Appendix B. Figure 1 – Map of Rathmullan with the one way system. From Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets (DMURS). The Donegal man, who died in , developed the mechanised weapon to maximise whale returns from a whaling station at the Port of Inver, just outside the village.

Inver was once, of course, an important whaling post, and its tenacious whaling fleet pressed far out onto the Atlantic Ocean in search of some of God’s most wonderful creatures. The Whaling Station was based in the Port of Inver, located three kilometers from the town. Check out these fascinating facts about Donegal! Donegal has been rated National Geographic Traveller’s #1 pick for the Cool List – which means it’s a pretty cool place to visit! Our destination spotlight shines a light on 10 things you might not know about this rugged Irish county!. Whether you’re a travel-lover, itching for somewhere off the beaten path, or simply curious, read on. The largest of the whaling stations, the Christian Salvesen Group of Edinburgh owned Leith from During the last 3 seasons it was also sub-leased to the Japanese company Nippon Suisan Ltd. In the original site of the whaling station had to be vacated following a series of landslides, the area becoming known as Jericho.   Between and , the whaling station of Leith Harbour on South Georgia was one of the busiest whaling stations in the world, with more than .