Treasures of the Deep with Johnny Golden, of Portmagee.

"Treasures of the Deep" with Johnny Golden of Portmagee, Co Kerry
I am privileged to have made this video with Johnny. Johnny lives opposite the docks in Portamee and if the fishermen find something unusual in their nets they always bring it to Johnny. Also he has collected many historical items from the area over the years. He talks of spider crabs, pikes, mines and has rare photos of his own family and Portmagee......

Johnny Golden has lived in Portmagee all his life. His father had a grocery store there. His house is full of items brought up from the sea by local fishermen, weapons from the Troubles, a piece of a Heinkel bomber, a German Mauser rifle, an old pike, and photos of long ago. Johnny is a treasure himself as he talks about old times, his family and the ancient New Years Eve customs of Portmagee.

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  • Kathy Biviano is my good friend. Enjoyed hearing of her meeting and visit with her cousin, Johnny Golden…Small world

    By Lynn Cooper (25/12/2023)
  • We met Johnny this summer. I‘m Kathleen O’Connor, a distant cousin. My husband Joe and I had the pleasure of seeing the artifacts shown in the film. Thanks for preserving his work on film for generations to come.

    By Kathy O’Connor Biviano (05/12/2023)

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