Tag Archives: traditional

Over the sea to Wye

Here is a page with some photos of what was said to be a Slaney Cot. The photos were taken in October 2010, in the car waiting area at Rosslare harbour; the cot was on a trailer, en route to Fishguard. It was said to have been built in Wexford and to be destined for the River Wye.

Glorious Galway

Book by Meitheal Mara being launched on 20 October 2011:

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 craft, the Curachs and Galway Hookers but also the lesser-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 Curachs of the oyster fishery; the clinker punts and cots of the Shannon callows, and many more.

Link to PDF.

The book can be bought from the Meitheal Mara website.

This site has no commercial interest in the matter but I am happy to draw attention to books on aspects of Ireland’s waterways history and heritage.