Court of the Silver King curragh at Clovelly, seen on YouTube
I can’t remember what took me to the the Court of the Silver King website, but while I was there I learned that our salmon-admiring friends are now engaged in building their third curragh – they must be pretty experienced by now.
I also spotted a link to this YouTube clip of them rowing one of their earlier boats, and was struck by the sheer bouyancy and apparent lightness of the boat in action.
Inspired to search a little further, I found some further bits of curragh video:
Here’s a series of YouTube clips of curraghs racing.
Here’s a naomhóg rowing on the river Lee.
And I also found this nice old clip of a curragh taken in the late 1950s. It’s marred by a horrid commercial watermark, but it’s still charming.
Click here for more on curraghs at intheboatshed.net, including photos and excerpts from old books including plans.
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