Friday, 3 November 2017

New Book: Dublin Bay - Nature and History

A new book, Dublin Bay - Nature and History has just been published by Collins Press. The authors, Richard Nairn, David Jeffrey and Rob Goodbody have done a superb job in compiling all that is wonderful and interesting about the heritage (natural and built) of the bay.

Book cover  from Dublin Bay - Nature and History
Collins Press
The book was launched on November 2nd by Senator David Norris at the Dublin Port Centre to a big crowd of naturalists, historians and academics as well as the family and friends of the authors. Senator Norris gave a characteristically enthusiastic and humorous speech followed by author Richard Nairn who summarised (on behalf of all three authors) the motivation and journey behind getting the book to print.

Authors, David Jeffrey, Rob Goodbody, Senator David Norris and author Richard Nairn
Dublin Port Co 
The book covers many aspects of the natural history of Dublin Bay, including its habitats and birds making it of particular interest in the context of the Dublin Bay Birds Project. The book is also full of beautiful photographs, old & new maps and interesting illustrations. Local birdwatcher and contributor to the Dublin Bay Birds Project, John Fox, was Principal Photographer for the book, and his bird and landscape photographs are superb.

Black Guillemots  John Fox

BirdWatch Ireland's Ricky Whelan with Eoin C. BairĂ©ad at the launch 
Dublin Port Co

The Dublin Bay Birds Project Team and all at BirdWatch Ireland would like to wish Richard (who has close ties to the project through his work for Dublin Port Company), David and Rob great success with the book and future publications.