Viola's post brings back happy memories of schoolboy holidays down around
Crom, setting eel lines overnight ( hundreds of yards long), the excitement
of what you would (inevitably) discover the following morning, nailing then
to a door post to skin them and the delicious meal that followed - fried &
garnished with boiled spuds and butter.
In more recent times, commercial interests took hold and I believe 'our'
eels ended up being shipped to the continent to fulfil German recipes.
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:48:44 +0100
From: "Viola Wiggins" <viola.wiggins(a)tesco.net>
Subject: FERMANAGH-GOLD Eels
To: "Dee Byster-Graham" <deebg(a)bigpond.net.au>,
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When I was a child [Good name for the book?] there was a man who used to buy
all the Eels caught. He was known to me only as "The Eel man", and he
stored floating boxes of Eels in Rossole Lough beside the Sligo Road in
They were exported to London I think. [. . . .]