Billy lived in Holyhead in the nineteenth century. He was a young man affected by paraplegia in a time when society still operated under conventional notions of ‘perfection,’ and of the many important stories presented in the invaluable Holyhead:…

History has played out on the route between Dublin and London, and the Port of Holyhead was often the critically timed step across the Irish Sea. Over an intense three-month period one hundred years ago, Irish delegations and secret documents…

The book begins on board the sinking ship. Knowing that women and children are more likely to escape in lifeboats, a mysterious American man entrusts vital government documents to a “patriotic” young American named Jane Finn. It is a draft treaty,…

The South Wexford Coast is a natural heritage coastline. Located in ‘the Model County’ in the sunny south-east corner of the island of Ireland, the south coast of County Wexford is one of Ireland’s special places. It is special because this lovely…

Jim Hurley describes the outstanding features of Tacumshin Lake, its natural beauty its biodiversity in an interview with James L. Smith of Ports, Past and Present.

Jim Hurley describes the outstanding features of the Saltee Islands, their natural beauty their biodiversity in an interview with James L. Smith of Ports, Past and Present.

Jim Hurley describes the outstanding features of Lady's Island Lake, its natural beauty its biodiversity in an interview with James L. Smith of Ports, Past and Present.

Jim Hurley describes the outstanding features of the Keeragh Islands, their natural beauty and their biodiversity in an interview with James L. Smith of Ports, Past and Present.

Jim Hurley describes the outstanding features of Hook Head, its natural beauty and its biodiversity in an interview with James L. Smith of Ports, Past and Present.

Jim Hurley describes the outstanding features of Bannow Bay, its natural beauty and its biodiversity in an interview with James L. Smith of Ports, Past and Present.