Photos from the Inishkea Islands

[ad name=”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 … Continue reading “Photos from the Inishkea Islands”

Odd micro-curragh for sale on Ebay

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Thanks to Chris at Rowing for Pleasure for pointing that there’s a 12ft curragh for sale on Ebay. It makes quite a curiosity. For more on curraghs at, click here.

An ancient Irish skin boat engraving to hang on your wall

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Engraving of ancient Irish skin boat based on a model in the Broyghter hoard, and a drawing in the Pepysian Library All this talk of curraghs inspired by Jim Van Den Bos’s holiday photos from Ireland has reminded me that I have a lovely old book that includes an engraving of an ancient … Continue reading “An ancient Irish skin boat engraving to hang on your wall”