Ringsend in county Dublin was once a vibrant fishing village, located on the south bank of the River Liffey. Ringsend was colloquially known as “Raytown” due to the popularity of “Ringsend Ray” or stingray (Dasyatis pastinaca), in this article for environmentandsociety.org Cordula Scherer describes the lost ray fishing history of Ringsend and how shifting baselines means that only stories from the past can now reveal the lost biodiversity of Dublin Bay.
Scherer, Cordula. “The Remarkable Ray of Dublin’s Ringsend.” Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia (Autumn 2020), no. 41. Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/node/9150.