Joan Maguire - currach racer and regatta organizer

In 1993, I met Joan Maguire in Dingle. At that time she was running a “musicoffice” in Dykegate St., somewhere between the Grapevine Hostel and Paddy’s Bikeshop, to coordinate and promote folk music in Dingle.

Someone had told me she was a currach racer and I had asked her for an interview. I visited her at her home near Ventry and took a few photos from her and her trophies (a few samples on the photos).

She told a lot of interesting details about racing and currach builders from the Maharees. Unfortunately I lost the script, but the photos are still in my book.

Later she took over the organising of the Ventry currach regattas.

Joan Maguire at her home, 1993
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One of Joan's trophys
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More trophies
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and some more...
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Dyke St, Dingle, 2022
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Ventry Beach, Mt. Eagle view, 2022
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Dingle & Ventry, County Kerry

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