A Walk around the Head

Paper 174

Lecture – 1994

Author – Halpin, Paddy

Published in: Time and Tide Vol 2

“Skerries as a resort was often east-windy, but always West-endy!” Working class people could not afford holidays as they can now, so Skerries was the resort of the middle-classes. In the course of this paper, through the device of an account of a walk around the Head which local people call Red Island, a promontary which gives beautiful views of the surrounding coastline, the author gives us a picture of Skerries as it used to be during the fifties and sixties.