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Curach Adhmaid
Currach - Blasket Island
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Fishing Smack - Richard Hall
Free State
Galway hooker
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Hanorah - Heir Island lobster Boat
Kerry Naomhóg
Kinsale Hooker
Lake Angling Boat - Lough Corrib
Lough Erne YC - Model 1
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Lough Erne YC - Model 3
Lough Erne YC - Model 4
Lough Erne YC - Model 5
Lough Erne YC - Model 6
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Naomh Brigid
Naomh Lua
Rankin dinghy
Seine Follower Boat
Tern - Hegarty Lobster Boat
Three Hand Kerry Naomhog - Model
Topaz - Manx Nobby
Water Nymph 1885
West Cork Mackerel Yawl
Jimmy Furey
Walter Levigne
McDonalds - Model 1
McDonalds - Model 2
McDonalds - Model 3
McDonalds - Model 4
McDonalds - Model 5
Tyrells - 35ft Motor Fishing Vessel
Tyrells - Model 1
Tyrells - Model 2
Tyrells - Model 3
Tyrells - Model 4
Tyrells - Model 5
Tyrells - Model 6
Tyrells - Model 7
Tyrells - Model 8
Tyrells - Model 9
Tyrells - Shipwright
Daingean Museum Store
Four Oared Boat
Two-masted carvel-built boat
GreenCastle Museum
GreenCastle Museum Model 1
GreenCastle Museum Model 2
GreenCastle Museum Model 3
GreenCastle Museum Model 4
Turlough Park Museum
Currach Collection
Museum Interior

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Name of vessel
Mc Donalds
Builder of vessel
McDonald & Sons, Greencastle, Co. Donegal
Date of vessel / Date of model
Some given dimensions of the vessel (LOA, LWL, Draft etc)
Length Overall (On Deck)..................27ft 0in
Beam......................................................7ft 2in
Draught ..................................................3ft 0in
Scale of the model
Full Size Vessel
Owner's name / Home port.
Jim Ferry, Inishbofin, Co. Donegal (son of original owner)
General Description:
The Drontheim (also known as a ‘Greencastle yawl’ or ‘north coast yawl’) is an open, double-ended and clinker-built boat, generally between 22 and 28 feet overall length and ranging from 5 feet 10 inches to 7 feet 7 inches beam.
Any other information.
The Drontheim has long been the pre-eminent small fishing craft of the north and north-east coasts. Its fine lines made it suitable for rowing and could be sailed using a spritsail or lug rig. Norwegian-built yawls were being imported to the north and north-east coasts from the mid-18th century, carried as additional cargo on the decks of ships bringing timber from Norway. From the early 19th century locally-made versions of these boats were being produced. This example is currently being restored for its owner by McDonalds.
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