Further Reading

Explore traditional Irish farming and fishing methods with this reading list.


  • Jonathan Bell & Mervyn Watson, Irish Farming, John Donald, Edinburgh 1986.
  • John Feehan, Farming in Ireland, U.C.D. Dublin 2004.
  • Olive Sharkey, Old Ways, Old Ways. O’Brien, BAC 1985 7 ó shin.
  • Estyn Evans, Irish Folk Ways, Londain 1957 7 ó shin.
  • Lucas, A.T. ‘Furze, a survey and history of its uses in Ireland’, Béaloideas 26, 1-203.
  • Ní Chinnéide, M agus Cussen, C. Bainne na Bó: bainne agus bánbhianna in Éirinn ó thús aimsire. BAC 1986. I gcló.
  • Majella Flynn, Harvest, A History of Grain Growing etc. Macroom. 1996.
  • Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig (ed). An Bhó. Iris na hOidhreachta 4, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, 1992.
  • Ó Danachair, Caoimhín. ‘The Spade in Ireland’, Béaloideas 31, 98-113.
  • O'Neill, Tim, ‘Machinery on Irish Farms 1700-1981", in Gold Under the Furze, Gailey, Alan, Ó hÓgáin, Dáithí (eds).
  • Séamas Mac Philib, ‘Folk Tradition and the Rural Environment’ in F. Mitchell (ed.), The Book of the Irish Countryside, 262-8. Town House / Blackstaff Press, Belfast 1987.
  • Cian de Buitléar, Na Saora Bád. Iml 1 Húicéir na Gaillimhe, 2 An Churach Adhmaid, 3 An Churach Canbháis, An Cheathrú Rua 2005.
  • Richard Scott, The Galway Hookers, Limerick 2004C Mac Carthaigh, ‘Wooden Boats’ in David Shaw Smith, Traditional Crafts of Ireland 2003, 85-91.
  • Dónal Mac Sithigh, Fan Inti. BAC 2003.
  • Michael McCaughan, Irish Vernacular Boats and their European Connections, Ulster Folklife 24 (1978), 1-23.
  • Michael Mc Caughen, Ireland, in Inshore Craft. Traditional Working Vessels of the British Isles, Chatham, London 1997.
  • Seán McGrail, Boats of the World. From the Stone Age to Medieval Times, OUP 2001.
  • Séamas Mac Philib, ‘Traditional Fishing Boats of the River Boyne Estuary’, Ulster Folklife 48 (2002), 87-93.
  • Séamas Mac Philib, ‘Rush Rafts in Ireland’, Ulster Folklife 46 (2000), 1-8.
  • Séamas Mac Philib, ‘Relics of Water World: boat and fishery collections in the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life’ in Flegg, Eleanor (ed), The Future of Maritime and Inland Waterways Collections, Heritage Council, Kilkenny (2007), 25-28.
  • Dónal Mac Polin, The Donegal Currachs, Donaghadee 2007.
  • Séamas Mac An Iomaire, Cladaí Chonamara, An Gúm, Dublin 1985. Trans by P. de Bhaldraithe as The Shores of Connemara, Kinvara 2000.
  • C. Mac Carthaigh, ‘An tSaighneoireacht in Iarthar Chiarraí,’ in An Fharraige, Iris na hOidhreachta 5, An Daingean 1993.
  • Eiblhlín Ní Mhurchú – ‘An tIascach a bhí’ – Céad Bliain, Mícheál Ó Cíosáin (eag), Baile an Fhirtéaraigh 1973, 194-212.
  • Anne O’Dowd, ‘Resources of Life: Aspects of Working and Fishing on the Aran Islands in Book of Aran (194-220), ed Anne Korff et al, Kinvara.
  • Críostóir Mac Carthaigh – Shark Hunting in Ireland, Maritime Life and Traditions, No 13, 2-15.’