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Steaming Gunnels: 2nd-6th June

We spent this week steaming gunnels – not as straight forward as it looks folks Pat had a big long pipe where we lay one gunnel. We attached 2 wall paper steamers and ‘cooked’ the wood for around 40 minutes. Once out of the steamers all hell broke loose as we quickly clamped the wood…

Recording a logboat from Rinnaknock Lough Corrib

Viking Logboats discovered in Lough Corrib, Co. Galway

A number of logboats, including one that is 4,500 years old, have been discovered in Lough Corrib Co Galway. In what is being described as a ” major archaeological discovery”, several weapons from the Viking era were also found in the area. The artefacts were identified following a series of dive surveys by the underwater…

Boat Builder visits Colmcille

Pat, our boat builder, travelled to visit the Colmcille in Derry. When he arrived he met with a few members from Row the Erne and from the Causeway Coast group. With an initial inspection of the Colmcille Pat and Kieran began to take measurements of the 38foot boat. They measured the length and width overall,…

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Juniors get Website up and Running

Sophie Hughes and Dylan Swift have been hard at work getting our website up and running. Together with Tammy and Olivia they have been meeting to choose the layout, menus and colours for the website. Give us your feedback