The Hanorah is a Heir Island Lobster Boat, originally built in 1892 by Richard Pyburn of Heir Island of Pitch Pine on Oak frames for Con Harte of Heir Island. The boat continued to fish right up to 1984 until she was abondoned.
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When Nigel Towse began researching the the Mackerel Yawls he was told by Finn Riley of Schull that there was one lying abandoned in the cove in Schull, upon examining the boat it was realised this was not a mackerel boat but was correctly identified by Cormac Levis as the Hanorah, a Heir Island Lobster boat. Nigel and Liam Hegary rescued her in 1999 and brought her to Liam's boatyard at Oldcourt. The boat was completly rebuilt under a Fetac training course on Sherkin Island with Nigel and Liam instructing. Hanorah was finished and relaunched over Easter 2003.
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 -