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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