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The Fisherman aka Tadhg Devane

A moment of pure merriment captured in Portmagee, Kerry.


All of us here at the National Library would like to thank Myrtle26 and the community of Portmagee, Co. Kerry for their help in identifying our lovely fisherman. Thanks to their hard work, we now know that this is Tadhg Devane, who would have been around 58 at the time this photo was taken. Tadhg died in 1968, aged 63.


As Myrtle26 reports: "He was a fisherman, boat-builder and, as read on his face by so many Flickr enthusiasts, a great character. The Devanes, like the tribe of Dan, abode in boats and came originally to Portmagee from Dingle. His daughter, Mary, and family and his niece, Helen, still live in Portmagee."


Date: June 1963


NLI Ref.: TIL745

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Taken in June 1963