This River Island is Losing Its People: The Sunday Press July 9, 1950

This excerpt was taken from The Sunday Press July 9, 1950, pictorially telling the story of the beginning of the demise of the population on Scattery Island.

The article states that at the featured point in time the Island was home to just 50 people-11 families. The extracted photographs show from left to right; John Moran, the Island’s oldest man, who has sailed all over the world, John Scanlon, Pilot, aged 74, Sinon McMahon Pilot, and Lighthouse keeper, and John Brennan, Pilot and Fisherman.

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  • First real picture I have seen of my grandfather John Brennan Shannon pilot…

    By Gerald marsden (09/04/2023)

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