Draining Skerries

Paper 327

Lecture – 2017

Author – Kee, Bill & McGonagle, Derek

Report by:Oona Roycroft

Synopsis: Part 1 by Bill Kee: largely illustrations showing the historic methods used to drain rainwater from the roofs and streets of Skerries into the sea with a survey of the condition of all existing man-made drains visible on North and South beaches as well as the two natural streams.

40 pages – mainly illustrations

Part 2 by Derek McGonagle: transcript of Derek’s oral history of the water and sewerage works in Skerries from 1932 to his retirement.

Industrial history

8 pages