From Achill to Australia- The tale of Keiron's Currach

Currach Launch Fremantle Western Australia
Keiron Ginnelly
Currach today June 2021
Keiron Ginnelly

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

From Achill to Australia – the tale of Keiron's Currach from Content Counts on Vimeo.

Comments about this page

  • Fantastic footage and commentary of a lovely story well told. Enhanced by poignant poetry and music. Congratulations to all concerned.

    By julia chazan (05/06/2021)
  • Incredible talent! This skill needs to be taught to the next generation 🚣‍♀️

    By Heather Collar (04/06/2021)
  • Brilliant and amazing such great craftsmanship and talent and two beautiful places in the world

    By Sandra Andrew (04/06/2021)

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