The Irish timber trade in the seventeenth century.

  • E. McCracken
Keywords: Forest history, timber trade, seventeenth century forestry, staves, shipbuilding, timber imports, timber exports, forestry policy, economic history.


The purpose of this article is to discuss the use made of standing woods in the seventeenth century in so far as they were directly drawn on for the timber trade and not for the making of iron and glass or for the tanning of leather where their function was simply to supply fuel for smelting or tannin for processing. The Irish timber trade was concerned with articles both for home use and for export but it appears that before the provision trade developed the export trade in timber as timber was the more important...
How to Cite
McCracken, E. (1964) “The Irish timber trade in the seventeenth century.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 3March2024).