Traditional Boats of Ireland Book
History, Folklore and Construction
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Galway possesses an immensely rich heritage of boats, beyond compare on the island of Ireland and significant in the wider European context. This book covers not only the well-known ones; the wooden angling boats of Lough Corrib; the ubiquitous Curach Adhmaid; the fishing boats - Lobster Boats, Trawlers and Half-Deckers; the Barges and Hire Cruisers of the Shannon; the Flats, Yawls and Currachs of the oyster fishery; the clinker punts and cots of the Shannon callows, and many more
This highly-illustrated, 182 page, bi-lingual book presents the exciting story of the rich and vibrant boating heritage of County Galway. The boat-types covered include all of the Galway Hooker family of boats, Bád Mór, Leathbhád, Gleoiteog, Púcán & Bád Iomartha; curachs, both canvas and GRP-skinned; the ubiquitous Curach Adhmaid; Lake-boats; Shannon Cruisers; Canal Barges; Fishing Boats; Yachts; Oyster Dredger Flats, Yawls and Curachs and many more.
The authors are Donal Lynch, Padraic de Bhaldraithe, Catherine Buchanan and Donal MacPolin.
On sale from selected bookshops and directly from
Crosse’s Green House,
Tel: +353 (0) 21 4316813
or online here.
Published by Galway County Council and Meitheal Mara with the assistance of the Heritage Council.