Lough Derg floods: a book

If you happen to have €1400 or so to spare, you could buy Henry Trench’s 1879 book called Shannon Floods. Lough Derg level. The 25 Miles North from Killaloe with a double-page map and seven coloured plates. I have no connection with the seller — and no €1400 either, so I won’t be buying it.

2 responses to “Lough Derg floods: a book

  1. It is the sort of book I thought might be somewhere on the web, so I decided to Google it and the author. I didn’t find it but did find 3 other items that might be of interest (which you may well already have):

    REPORT from the SELECT COMMITTEE on SHANNON RIVER; together with the PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE, MINUTES OF EVIDENCE, AND APPENDIX. Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, May 1868.

    Committee nominated of,— Colonel French. Mr. William Ormsby Gore. Sir Edward Dering. Mr. Acland. Mr. Gregory. Mr. Sclater-Booth. General Dunne. Mr. Laird. Mr. Agar-Ellis. Colonel Vandeleur. Mr. Bonham-Carter. Mr. Pollard-Urquhart. Sir Graham Montgomery. http://eppi.dippam.ac.uk/documents/15048.txt

    A COPY “of the Instructions of the 11th day of June 1852 from the Admiralty to the Committee appointed to inquire into the Suitableness and Capabilities of the Ports of Galway and of the Shannon for a Trans¬ atlantic Packet Station, in connexion with a Harbour of Refuge ; and of the Report and Minutes of Evidence of the said Committee* together with the Sailing Directions for the River Shannon, drawn up by Lieutenant Wolfe, r. n. :” “And, of all Memorials addressed by any Public Bodies at Galway or Limerick to any of the Departments of the Government respecting the Suitability of the Shannon and the Port of Galway for the purposes of Steam Communication with North America; and the Replies thereto.” Admiralty, \ ROBERT S. EVANS, 18 April 1859. http://eppi.dippam.ac.uk/documents/13998.txt

    Symon’s British Rainfall 1876 (includes Ireland: H B Trench Esq contributed £5 for a 3 year sub which is a lot since £1 in 1913 had about the same value as £100/€100 today (I forget whether £ or €: it is approximate anyway)). http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/media/pdf/0/b/Symons‘s_British_Rainfall_1876.pdf

    As I am sure you know the Trenches were very well established in Ireland and England. Google turns up a Henry Bloomfield Trench 1840-1900 who could be a candidate for authorship of the book.

    Henry Bloomfield Trench was born on 24 November 1840. He was the son of Henry Trench and Hon. Georgina Mary Amelia Bloomfield.1 He married Jessie Maria Rawlins, daughter of W. C. F. Rawlins, on 11 August 1870.1 He died on 12 December 1900 at age 60. He lived at Huntington, County Laois, Ireland. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for County Tipperary. http://www.thepeerage.com/p3387.htm#i33862 http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/estate-show.jsp?id=2352

    Best regards for 2014. I look forward to more of your interesting bulletins. Antoin

  2. Thank you very much for that. I have the first two, but not the third. The saga of the transatlantic packet station is very interesting, with links to Maurice Fitzgerald, railways and the Dublin-Galway Ship Canal (nach maireann) but, although I’ve collected material about it, it’s not on my immediate to-do list. However, I have some other items in preparation that I hope will be of interest. bjg

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