THE RABBIT INDUSTRY IN IRELAND: 20TH CENTURY SNAPSHOTS. By Michael J. Conry.

THE RABBIT INDUSTRY IN IRELAND: 20TH CENTURY SNAPSHOTS. By Michael J. Conry.
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Author Conry (Michael J.).
Book Code 45348
ISBN 9780953587674
Book Description New unread copy, signed by the author. Not a great binding so may be slightly bumped.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 2016
Publisher Published by the author.
Place Chapelstown, Carlow, Ireland.
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2016 1st edition. 8vo (170 x 249mm). Pp142. Colour photographs throughout, coloured maps & diagrams by Guy McGrath & Derry Dillon. Pictorial laminated boards.

"In Ireland, the rabbit was an important source of meat for hundreds of thousands of Irish families throughout the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. Catching rabbits supplemented the meagre incomes of urban workers, farm labourers and small farmers alike. It provided a livelihood for the unemployed and thousands of professional trappers, snarers and ferreting men, when jobs were scarce or non-existent. At the same time, they were an unmitigated pest of immense proportions on the farming community, decimating grassland, arable crops and forestry plantations all over the country. Millions of rabbits were exported to Britain each year, especially during the two great wars (WW1 and WW2) when Britain was on the verge of starvation and needed all the un-rationed meat (and food) Ireland could supply. The export of millions of rabbit skins to Britain and elsewhere for the felt hat industry was an important spin-off of the industry."

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