"A site about currachs" you might say. "Why bother ??". Have a read of this then and come back..
The people that lived with and from these boats were great people and these are great boats.
Well, 3 Aran-style 3-hand currachs were built and launched on August 15th 2004 in Quilty following a 6 day course given by Padraig O'Duinnin from Meitheal Mara. Details, photos, measurements, and course accounts can be seen here.
In 1936 a fine gentleman, named James Hornell, wandered around the coast of ireland documenting the various types of canvas covered boats being used at that time. His book is, in my current knowledge, the most comprehensive description of Irish currachs/naomhogs and is worth the read. Since Mr. Hornell is gone to the great currach in the sky I've taken the liberty of transforming the chapters pertaining to Ireland ( thanks to Donal initial copy of the book ) into PDF format for your perusal right here. Its 3Mb in size so don't try this unless you have a decent internet connection or time to spare.
This one was taken at the launch in Quilty, August 15th 2004.