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“With her brown barked sail, andher hull black tar,Her forest of oak ribs and thelarchwood planks,The cavern smelling hold bulkedwith costly gear,”
The working boats which could be seen in Galway in the 19th century will be the subject of a public lecture this weekend.
Good news for those who were looking forward to An Tóstal Salthill as the event has been rescheduled to take place this coming Sunday, May 26, with many fun activities planned for its 60th anniversary celebrations.
The fisherman who drowned off the coast of Connemara earlier this week has been named as Gearóid O Cualáin, from Carna.
Almost the entire population of Inisbofin, along with many visitors, gathered at the island’s Old Pier on Monday to witness an historic moment as an old-style currach was launched from the slipway for the first time in decades.
In the early 1950s a group of people got together to come up with ideas for extending the tourist season. They decided to focus on traditional Irish cultural events throughout the country, often with a local flavour, and they called the project An Tóstal. A committee was set up in Galway and they came up with the concept of an All-Ireland Currach Racing Championships. Nothing like this had ever been done before, so it took quite a bit of organisation.
An investigation has been launched into the drowning of two fishermen off the north Connemara coast this week.
The Galway City Museum has hired the help of expert boat builders Pat Ó Cualáin and Patrick Flaherty to construct a traditional Connemara style currach over a three-day period.
Local competitors were to the fore in the All Ireland currach racing finals regatta which took place at Baurisheen Bay on Lough Corrib, Oughterard at the weekend.