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This photo comes courtsey of Joanna Curran An Rinn. Note the Oyster beds out in Ring harbour

Since I commenced the Abbeyside reference archive Blog site, I've had many emails from people with Ring Connections.Each day I get some form of request for information or photos, or a family search. There are many postings to the Abbeyside Blog site that have Ring reference, some of them you will find on here, but if you visit the Abbeyside blog you will find quite A Few. www.abbeysidereferencearchive.blogspot.com . If you click on the photos, you will get a much larger and sharper image....happy surfing...AND! your comments are always welcome.
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Saving the Oceans, one man’s commitment. ‘I want to give something back.’ By Eddie Cantwell This is the extraordinary story of a Ring-man, who grew up with the salt in his bones. Generations of his family fished out of Ring and Helvick. People that know him will be familiar with his history. Me, I wrote an article about him some years back. This time, I probed a little deeper into his psyche Kieran attended school in his native parish for a short time and then went on to the CBS in Dungarvan, and from there to the Technical School. Like many or indeed most natives of the Irish speaking community the sea was in his blood. He fished in Ireland for years before he left Helvick. I asked him if the collapse of the fishing industry in Ireland was the cause of his decision to leave Ireland.   ‘I skippered a family boat out of Helvick. The writing was on the wall regarding the fishing industry since the early eighties. The truth regarding the Irish fishing
This is a Ring Old Parish photo undated.
These two wonderful pictures comes by way of Seán Ó Riagáin in the USA. 1946 National Girls School Ring. Front Row, left to right; Maureen Lenane, Margaret Curran,Rita Whelan,Mairead Harty,Maura Whelan,Patsy White, Noreen (Nonie) White Back Row, left to right; Catherine Walsh,Nancy O'Regan,Mona Walsh, Maria Vaughan,Maureen White and Maureen Walsh. . 1946 National School Ring, Boys. Back row left to right; Batty Breathnach,Paddy Attridge,Criostoir Ó Cionnbholaidh, joe Breathnach,Thomas  Ó Cadhla, & Paddy joe Curran. Middle row left to right; Denis Whelan, Seán Ó Herta, Liam Ó Riagáin, Batty Morrissey, Eddie Curran, Jimmy Breathnach, John Whelan. Front row left to right/ Seán Ó Cadhla,Seán Vaughan, Seamus  McGrath, Tomás  de Faoitle, Eamonn meehan
This photo was  donated by Nicholas Graves from Ring. From left to right, Jack Curran, Billy Walsh and the young fella is Seán Boyle, the man in the hat is unidentified....

Old Parish team

Since I commenced the Abbeyside reference archive Blog site, I've had many emails from people with Ring Connections.Each day I get some form of request for information or photos, or a family search. There are many postings to the Abbeyside Blog site that have Ring reference, some of them you will find on here, but if you visit the Abbeyside blog you will find quite A Few. www.abbeysidereferencearchive.blogspot.com . If you click on the photos, you will get a much larger and sharper image....happy surfing...AND! your comments are always welcome.  This is an Old Parish team, courtesy of 'Staggs' Hourigan Abbeyside. His father is in the photo. Click on the image
Since I commenced the Abbeyside reference archive Blog site, I've had many emails from people with Ring Connections.Each day I get some form of request for information or photos, or a family search. There are many postings to the Abbeyside Blog site that have Ring reference, some of them you will find on here, but if you visit the Abbeyside blog you will find quite A Few. www.abbeysidereferencearchive.blogspot.com . If you click on the photos, you will get a much larger and sharper image....happy surfing...AND! your comments are always welcome. Two pictures donated by  Maria Hart Kelly, the gent with the fish is Seán Manahan