From Achill to Australia- The tale of Keiron's Currach
Our friend Keiron Ginnelly, here in Fremantle Western Australia, spent his early formative years in Dooega, Achill Island. His family emigrated to Western Australia when he was 7 years old. Keiron never lost his connection with his community of origin in Achill. In his twenties he returned for extended visits, where he witnessed and learnt how to build a currach. And on his return to Western Australia, Keiron built his very own currach, adapting it to suit the local climate and seas.
The video below tells Keiron’s Currach story – From Achill to Australia