Menapian’s New Trailer

Menapian gets the best Christmas present ever!!! Our new trailer arrived today and for the first time since our launch (30th Aug) we were able to lift the Menapian out of the water for a well earned rest. A massive thanks to the Monaghan lads for helping us get the boat ready to be lifted…

Who can you spot

Protecting the Manapian from the rain

Thanks to all the guys who turned out on Sunday to create a cover for the Manapian. After much dicussion we decided to create a caravan by using blue tubing (as the gang at CCMHG have used) and securing a taurpaulin over it – very cosy Chelck out the photos   The finished job! Who’s…

Painting the Colmcille oars

A day helping repair the Colmcille

Row the Erne spent last Saturday helping the folk at CCMHG start repairs on the Colmcille. We headed up in convoy on Sat morning to Derry/Londonderry with the oars and gear we had borrowed. We started with a cup of tea as usual – then got stuck into helping the guys remove the skin from…


BBC cover our build

Check out the BBC coverage of our build. Julian Fowler, the South West Correspondant got stuck in on the build and reaped the rewards with a row on launch day Click here to enjoy the video   Keep an eye on our website and facebook page for upcoming rows.      

Impartial on the boat

Impartial Reporter follows our progress

The Impartial Reporter has been following our Curach building progress from May. Read the full article in this weeks edition on Pages 8 and 9. There are some lovely photos of Kieran working in the bow and shows the boat progressing from assembling the gunnels to the boat in its final stages   Read the Article


Putting on the stringers

It’s been shoulder to the wheel when its come to stringing the boat. Its been a great team effort to get all the stingers on. The stringers are the long narrow pieces of wood (lathes) made from spruce. they are laid stern to bow (back to front) along the boat. We tend to work in…


First Aid Course

Row the Erne earned its first qualification in First Aid. 10 of us enjoyed a course in Expedition Care Programme (ECP)   Chris Webb delivered a great course that everyone enjoyed while learning lots and he constantly made it relevant to our needs on the curach. Check out the pictures below    

3 heads are better than 1 when it comes to Sail Design!

16th July: Kids Fun Day

We had a fantastic day at the boat shed when kids and their parents joined us for some fun. The kids designed and coloured in sails, made paper boats and had a tour of the boat build.