Date(s) - 13 November 2019
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tubber Village Hall
The Story of Finavarra Lobster Pond with Conor Fahy
Conor Fahy’s childhood home overlooks the Finavara lobster pond with it’s very antiquated and ominous ‘Pond Wall Gap’. As a child he learnt that it was the basis of a business which was operated by an English man call Stanley Scovell. Conor has always been asking questions about it and recently decided to specially study the operation and find out when it was built, what was its business model and how it fitted in with a very small coastal community on the west coast of Ireland. He uncovered an intriguing story about how this enterprise became the main supplier of lobsters to London 100 years ago and the impact this had on the lives of the local people.
Our speaker, Conor Fahy qualified as an engineer from UCG in the mid 80s and there after had jobs with Apple, Analog Devices and Microsemi over the next two decades. Motivated by his love for the Burren and an enterprising nature he set up a guest house and pitch and putt course in Ballyvaughan in the mid nineties. With the substantial increase in international tourists he went into the business full-time after 10 years. He is an avid historian and is especially interested in local history, in particular the lives of the post famine generation.
The talk will start at the usual time of 8.30pm at Tubber hall but the kettle will be on at 8pm so you can grab a cuppa first.
Tubber Hall can be found on google maps here.
Talks are open to all, free to Burrenbeo Trust members and a suggested donation of €5 for non-members.
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