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In January 2007, within the space of only six days, three large fishing boats – the Pere Charles, the Honey Dew II and the Renegade – capsized and sank off the south east coast of Ireland. There were eleven crewmen on board the three vessels. In a tragic week, seven fishermen lost their lives in storm-force winds and waves.

In Souls of the Sea, Damien Tiernan gets to the heart of the tragedy that stunned Ireland and made headlines around the world. He talks to the families of those who drowned, as well as to the survivors from the sunken boats; to the rescue crews and weather forecasters, and to the ordinary people who turned out in their hundreds to search the shoreline for clues as to what happened.

A vivid picture emerges of brave and resourceful men and women who continue to forge unique communities in the face of adversity.

Souls of the Sea is a memorial to the seven men who were lost.

Reviews

A powerful, gripping and clear-eyed account of a true and terrible tragedy
RTE Guide
A heartwrenching and detailed account of a tragedy that enthralled a nation
U Magazine
Heartbreaking story of the rescuers who tried to save the men and of the families they left behind.
Belfast Telegraph
Damien Tiernan's book is heart-rending account of tragedy and loss.
Marine Times