The fisherman in skerries make a very unusual lobster pot. It has a flat bottom made of wood which is about 36" x 12". From this base are three sally rods which are bent in arch shape. There is one at each end, and one in the centre.
These rods are covered by a network of string, which the men buy at a shop. The height is about 12".
At one end is a little tunnel high up, which becomes slightly narrower as it goes in.
a, wooden base 36" x 12".
b, three supple rods
c, tunnel through which the lobster crawls.
d, the whole is covered by a string net of 1" mesh, made separately and then secured with more cord.
During the past year, I saw Mr. Mc loughlin, Mcloughlin's Lane, Strand St., make one of these pots.
6, strand st., Skerries, Co Dublin.
- Alan Owens
- Skerries, Co. Dublin