Coppermine Press

People of the Sea

People of the Sea

The Beara peninsula straddles counties Cork and Kerry. It extends some thirty miles into the Atlantic and is bounded on the north by Kenmare Bay and on the south by Bantry Bay. The history of Beara is inseparable from that of its maritime culture, celebrated in this collection of interviews with local fishermen, boat owners, agents, dealers, search and rescue personnel and others associated with the sea.


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Marc O'Sullivan Vallig

Marc O’Sullivan Vallig is an artist, writer and curator from Eyeries, Beara, West Cork. His work as a visual artist featured in the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition in 2022. His first book, People of the Sea: A Maritime HIstory of Beara, was published in 2020. He served as Artistic Director of Beara Arts Festival from 2016 – 19, and as Arts Editor of the Irish Examiner from 2008 – 14. In 2015, he curated Seán Scully: Figure/Abstract at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. He is a board member of the Munster Literature Centre, Cork, and is Secretary of the Northern Parish Heritage Project, Beara. Marc can be reached on Facebook.
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