New book details forgotten shipwrecks of Kinsale and Courtmacsherry

Posted on: 8th August, 2014

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

A new book ‘No Flowers on a Sailors Grave – Shipwrecks of Kinsale and Courtmacsherry’ was launched recently in Kinsale by Marcus Connaughton of RTE Radio’s martime programme ‘Seascapes’.

Carefully researched and written by Jerome Lordan ‘No Flowers on a Sailor’s Grave’ reminds us of the many long forgotten shipwrecks along this most beautiful of coastlines. It brings to life, in seaman’s terms, the precarious nature of the sea, particularly in the time of sail.

Jerome Lordan was born and grew up on the Old Head of Kinsale, where his family has lived for generations. Jerome was a fisherman for 28 years and is now the skipper and owner of Kinsale Harbour Cruises which offers historic tours around Kinsale Harbour. In recent years he graduated with a BA in Archaeology and Celtic Civilisation from UCC and has completed a Masters degree in Local History. He has also lectured in Cultural Studies at Kinsale College of Further Education. His work is inspired by his deep love of place and his knowledge of local topography, folklore and oral tradition.


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