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23/02/13.The Abbey fishermen homecoming Gathering is one of the Limerick Gathering events and is part of the Gathering Ireland initiative.  This event will be held from 3rd - 6th May 2013 in Limerick City.  The abbey fishermen are descended from families who were tenants of the Shannon and Abbey rivers in Limerick City. They fished the river for hundreds of years earning a living by catching salmon, eels and peal. The families involved were Clancy, Hayes, Shanny, McNamara, Liddy, Hartigan, O'Connor and O'Dwyer. ..On the river like their descendants are from left: Anthony McNamara, Ger Hayes and Charlie Clancy ...Pic Sean Curtin Photo.