Random Cork Stuff tweetz:
A currach gliding downstream at dawn in Cork this morning…
Picture taken by Niall Twamley
Donal Quinn writes:
Defiant Currach in Barcelona harbour warming up for @CurachRegataBCN [Since 2009 Iomramh has organised the Mediterranean Currach Regatta in the Port of Barcelona, a celebration of Irish tradition and culture on Mediterranean waters].
The regatta begins…
Traditional Irish sea-going craft.
Made by volunteer hand in Dublin.
“In May 2013 Broadsheet featured a piece about a new Curach Club in East Wall, Dublin 3. Our club name is Cumann Curach Atha Cliath. Well the club has gone from strength to strength and we have now added two naomhógs (Kerry style curach) to our fleet (all made by vounteers!
We are having the official launch of the two new naomhógs this Saturday 27th at 1pm at East Wall Water Sports Centre, just off the Alfie Byrne Rd., Dublin 3 and would love your readers to join us. Thank you.”
The launch of the Naomh Beagnait (top left), the culmination of the Begnet’s Boat Project, which involved trainees building a 7m (22ft) long craft based on a Connemara racing currach.
Previously: Baile Atha Currach
Pics: Stephen Stewart