A signed first edition , 2010, of the published and collected reminiscences of Jackie Clancy, edited and collected by Delia Clancy Cowles. Signed by Delia Clancy, with dedication, 'For Michael, with fond memories of the parish.'
This is a striking book, based on the writings and memory of Jackie Clancy, one of Limerick's Abbey Fishermen , during the early years of the 290th century.
includes a fold out map inside the back cover, a hugely detailed map of every point on the river from the city up to Doonass rapids
There is a rectangular area on the back cover where a large price label was peeled off at some stage, damaging the cover underneath, The cover is unglossed, and shows creasing, light edgewear and corner rubbing.
Full list of all the names of teh Abbey fishermen in the early years of the century, their addresses. As well as listing the craft used, fishing techniques, history of the river and the people, the book is full of anecdote and social history - its an excellent publication, well edited and presented.