Corrib Beo have collaborated with a number of different community groups to create the new exhibition, Corrib Shores: These Are Our People, which will be on display in the museum Education Room from 13 August 2023 until 20 September 2023. This community-led exhibition celebrates eleven men and women from around the Corrib shores who have made a significant footprint in society during their lives, maybe not setting the world on fire, but creating a spark that mattered, be it locally, nationally or internationally. Today we feature Pony Breeder and Tourism Entrepreneur, John Luskin (1930-2013).
John Luskin (1930–2013)
Pony Breeder & Tourism Entrepreneur
John Luskin was born to Paddy and Leila Luskin at Cong, on the shores of Lough Corrib. As a boy, his father introduced him to the lake, and to Inchagoill island where they often stayed with the island’s last resident, Tommie Nevin.
After a period in America, John returned to Cong and started a joinery business. He also began breeding Connemara Ponies and, in 1998, was President of Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society.
In 1976, John started Corrib Cruises, showcasing Lough Corrib to visitors to the west of Ireland. His first boat had formerly been a tender of the Cunard Line’s world-famous QE2. Over the decades, John shared the beauties of Lough Corrib with people from around the world.