Cleggan and the island of Inishbofin :
sea-fishing and sailing.
|Main Creator:||Murphy, Richard, 1927- compiler.|
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Longford : printed by Turner's Printing Co. Ltd., 1964?
Murphy was born to an Anglo-Irish family at Milford House, near the Mayo-Galway border, in 1927. He spent much of his early childhood in Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, where his father served in the Colonial Service and was active as mayor of Colombo and Governor General of the Bahamas (in succession to the Duke of Windsor). He first received his education at Canterbury School and Wellington College. He won a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, at 17, where he studied English under C.S. Lewis. He was later educated at the Sorbonne and between 1953 and 1954, he ran a school in Crete. In his Archaeology of Love (1955), Murphy reflects on his experiences in England and the Continent. His childhood in Ireland was documented in the film The Other Irish Travellers made by his niece, Fiona Murphy. In 1954, he settled at Cleggan, on the coast of Galway. Several years later, in 1959, he purchased and renovated the Ave Maria, a traditional Galway hooker type boat, from Inishbofin fisherman, Michael Scuffle which he used to ferry visitors to the island. In 1969, he purchased Ardoileán (High Island), a small island in the vicinity of Inishbofin. - Wikipedia 14 Aug. 2015
Physical description:  pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
15A 5287: From the library of Richard Murphy
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