John R. Thuillier is steeped in Kinsale's maritime tradition. He was the first director of Kinsale Further Education College and is now retired. A lifetime involvement with boats provided the opportunity to sail and cruise extensively. He has contributed to books, including the acclaimed Traditional Boats of Ireland (2008), and journals on a range of subjects, and lectured widely on the history of Kinsale.
'Substantial account of the eponymous inlet.' * History Ireland * 'As indispensable to knowing Kinsale as a rudder is to a boat.' * Irish Examiner * 'There's swashbuckling in this book to match Pirates of the Caribbean ... an enthralling read.' * Irish Independent *