Water: The Riches of Clare

Seaweed Crook

Used for "crooking" or gathering seaweed from the shore at the time of the May "goradh". The gathered seaweed was burned in kilns to make the kelp which yielded iodine. This practice was once vital to the economy of coastal communities in Clare. This example comes from Quilty and dates from the first half of the 20th Century.

The Seaweed Harvest
Clare Champion, Friday, May 2, 2003

Ref: 2000.286

Folklife Collection
Maritime Collection
Tools and Equipment Collection

Seaweed Crook 2000.286