John R. Thuillier is steeped in Kinsale's maritime tradition. He is a retired director of Kinsale Further Education College which evolved from projects designed to introduce the maritime environment and training in marine skills. 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.
"Should be widely appreciated." * Ireland's Own * "Thuillier's book is as indispensable to knowing Kinsale as a rudder is to a boat." * Irish Examiner *