Currach for sale, Argyll

Here’s something you don’t see every day – a currach for sale in Scotland. It’s currently in the hands of retired boat builder and part-time boat dealer Dave Hart, who lives on the banks of Loch Long, Argyll. Dave’s currently working on a few minor repairs, and says the currach  is 19ft 9in in length […]

Chris Perkins’ photos from the Beale Park Boat and Outdoor Show

I’m most grateful to Chris Perkins for giving me permission to raid his impressive collection of photos from this year’s Beale Park Boat and Outdoor Show. Chris is a lovely, meticulous photographer, and seems to have the knack of being unobtrusive when he’s shooting – no-one in his shots seems to pose for the camera! […]

Photographer Ellen Tynan in Egypt

Photographer Ellen Tynan has some impressive sets of photographs on Flickr – the photos in this collection set one thinking about the boats and people they depict, and are also a powerful reminder that there’s more to present-day Egypt than tourism and dreadful political troubles. Here she is photographing currachs and hookers on the coast […]

Three-dimensional models of Irish traditional boats now online at Traditional Boats of Ireland

Scattery Island currach model The Traditional Boats of Ireland website launched a few days ago has begun a programme of laser scanning traditional boats, and posting lines plans and rotatable 3D models. Ballydehob, Ireland, boatbuilder Tiernan Roe was at the launch, which took place during the Glandore Classic Boat summer school. He reports that the material is […]

Baltimore Woodenboat Festival – don’t you just wish you could go?

[ad#intheboatshed-post] Boatbuilder Tiernan Roe writes to remind me that the Baltimore Woodenboat Festival takes place in a few days, and kindly sent me some shots of local boats to grab readers’ interest. His photographs are beautiful so I hope we do manage to persuade at least a few readers to make the journey to the […]

Photos from the Inishkea Islands

[ad#intheboatshed-post] Deserted village on the Inishkea south island. As usual, click on the thumbnails for much larger images Barnacle geese in flight A couple of days ago, I found this very welcome message from reader Duncan Sclare in my inbox. It has got me thinking that it’s more than high time I made a […]