......Christy Mac Gearailt, Dún Chaoin, Dingle, Co. Kerry.
This is a three hand (6 Oar) Curach (traditional Irish skin boat) specific to the Blasket Islands and Dún Chaoin Area.
This particular boat was built in 1975 by Seanín & Paddy Mhicil O' Suilibheán and was used for lobster pot and trammel net fishing.
The boat has a single square sail for sailing in favourable conditions, and was originally fitted with and engine well to take a seagull outboard motor.
Any other information.
Construction is typical of the Curach type, with a tarred canvas skin covering on steamed Oak ribs, gunwales are either red or white deal and knees of willow
Recording of this vessel has been part funded by the
Heritage Council of Ireland
Traditional Boats of Ireland Project -
Ár mBáid Dúchais -
History, Folklore and Construction -