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Published by Collins in Cork, [Ireland] .
Written in English


  • Work boats -- Ireland -- History.,
  • Wooden boats -- Ireland -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh ; assistant editor, Donal MacPolin ; Irish language editor, Roinach ui Ógáin ; technical editors, Michael Tyrrell ... [et al.] ; art editor, Donal MacPolin.
ContributionsMac Cárthaigh, Críostóir., MacPolin, Dónal., Uí Ógáin, Ríonach.
LC ClassificationsVM351 .T65 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 658 p. :
Number of Pages658
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22687788M
ISBN 101905172397
ISBN 109781905172399
LC Control Number2008399408

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