Currachs
By Peter Page - Australia

G'day Chuck,
I just got back last week from Ireland. I took lots of photos of wooden boats and some not wooden boats. I thought you might like to look at some Currachs from the west coast of Mayo. They are now covered with fiberglass, though some are still covered in canvas and bitumen.

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This currach is mored at Frenchport

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Red currach

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Fiberglass currach

 
This is my brother inlaw's "new boat". His other boat was crushed by a drunk Scotsman driving a 290 ton barge while tied to the pier in Belliglass.

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Coming into Innishkea.

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Fiberglass covered currachs

 
Old and new

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Belliglass pier. My brothers in law's new boat is the small 40ft red one on the outside.

 
This one is past it's use by date

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The new lifeboat