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BIM 26 Footers - Belderrig, Co Mayo
Picture taken in Belderrig Co Mayo pier 1964. 4 new 26 foot timber boats (known as BIM 26 footers) With a 8 ...
Boatbuilding in Pulgloss, Louisburgh, Co Mayo
A reconstruction of the traditional dwelling and boat-wright yard of the McHale family at Pulgloss, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo Ireland as ...
Boatbuilding near Louisburgh
This an article I wrote for the Louisburgh Parish magazine, “An Choinneall” for the 2014 edition.
Fanad Currachs, Co. Donegal
Fenit - Little Samphire Lighthouse
Introduction Since 1854 Little Samphire Island Lighthouse (An Fhianait Teach Solais) has served as a navigation light for Tralee Bay. Construction ...
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 ...
McCann boatyard records
All the records of McCann boatyard activities (orders, invoices and correspondence/record books ) including correspondence from Lord Mountbatten thanking the ...
Memories of Tremone Bay, County Donegal
These are the memories of Neil McFeely of boating and shipping along the eastern coast of the Inishowen peninsula, county ...
Memories of Zulu luggers in Mullaghmore
The Last of the Windjammers The greatest era of sail in the Northwest was introduced to Mullaghmore c.1913 when, with the ...
Michael Walsh and Michael Madden Currach Making
My grand uncle Michael “Bobby”Walsh was a boat and Currach builder from Inishturk south, he mover to the mainland near ...
Morgan McMahon's Boating History
My grand father was Morgan McMahon of Limerick (rip), who had a great passion for boats and the sea. My father ...
Net-fishing for salmon on the River Fergus, at Clarecastle, Co. Clare
The boat used by the Clarecastle net-fishermen for many years was known as a gandalow, a design of boat used ...
Oughterard Boat Builder -Tommy Mallon
Larch and oak Tommy Mallon standing beside a Carval built fishing boat. Tommy built 9-10 of these boats in the 1970s ...
Remembering our West of Ireland Boats
Did you grow up in a fishing community, was your family involved in boat building or have you a memory ...
My family (on my mother’s side) hail from Scattery Island on the Shannon. My Uncle, Grandfather, Great Grandfather were Marine ...
The marriage of Shipwrights and Lighthouse Keepers.
I come from a family of shipwrights and lighthouse keepers. My great great grandfather, a shipwright, left Kilkenny for Ayrshire, ...
The Second Life of 'Lily Doreen'
In this document written in the 1980s, Brendan McMahon recounts how his father, Morgan McMahon, came to purchase a 45 ...
Traditional boat construction (Naimhòg) sometimes called a canoe at Maharees
Photo shows three generations of the Leary family (Murt, Michael & Monty) , Maharees , Co Kerry , naomhòg makers ...