CORRIB SHORES: THESE ARE OUR PEOPLE is an exhibition which profiles lesser-known stories of people of note from communities around Lough Corrib. The exhibition is hosted by Corrib Beo in association with Galway City Museum, Galway County Heritage Office, Lawpro, Gaeilge Mhaigh Cuilinn, An Bruach Thoir, An tEachréidh, Dúiche Sheoigheach agus Tuar Mhic Éadaigh, Bearna/Cnoc na Cathrach and the wonderful community groups of Collinamuck, Corr na Móna, Cong, Donaghpatrick/Kilcoona, Galway Civic Trust, Galway’s Own, Headford, Menlo, Moycullen, and Oughterard.

It will be at the Galway City Museum from Saturday 14th August and will then travel around the communities featured in the exhibition.

The Cong Moytura Heritage Society put forward John Luskin to feature in the exhibition.

John Luskin 1930-2013

The Liam Lyons Collection. For enquiries please email

John Luskin has probably introduced more people to the beauties of Lough Corrib than any person in living memory.

John was born in Cong on the shore of Lough Corrib in 1930 to Paddy and Leila Luskin. His father introduced him to the lake and in his younger days he was a regular visitor to Inchagoill and often stayed the night with his father in Tommie Nevin’s Cottage.

After a period in America, John returned to Cong and started a joinery business as well as building up a small farm breeding Connemara Ponies and was President of the Connemara Breeders Society in 1998.

In 1976 John started Corrib Cruises to showcase Lough Corrib to visitors to the west of Ireland. Over the decades he introduced the beauties of the lake to people from around the world and many fond memories are still held of days out on the lake with John.

Photo credit: The Liam Lyons Collection. For enquiries please email