Larry Duggan and the Slaney cot

I described, on my page about the Slaney cot built by Larry Duggan in Wexford, how we found ourselves alongside the cot, on its trailer, as we waited for the Rosslare ferry. I took photos and we had a few words with the boat’s owner.

He recently found my page about the cot and, in Comments on the page, said that the cot is on the River Usk; he very kindly agreed to send some photos of the cot’s construction, its builder and its home. The copyright in these photos [which I have greatly reduced in size] belongs to Christian Brown; they may not be used without his permission.

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Larry Duggan at work


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Work in progress

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The master’s hand

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Doing the deal

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A toast

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Picking the boat up

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Cot on the water


Here are some links to information about Larry Duggan.

Wexford County Council (I don’t know whether the podcasts are accessible)

Involvement in a boat-building scheme

Dublin Bay Mermaids in Wexford

Larry Duggan on wildfowl (if the audio works)

This page refers to Larry Duggan’s appearance in an Open University programme called Coast, as does this page, but I couldn’t find a link to the programme.

I am grateful to Christian for allowing publication of these photos.


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