Get a taste of Cork’s maritime heritage from the water. Naomhóga Chorcaí and Meitheal Mara invite you to come afloat in a currach or aboard longboat Fionnbarra for a short trip below Eamon de Valera, Michael Collins and Brian Boru bridges!
Trips limited to those aged 8 years and over.
Fionnbarra is Meitheal Mara and Cork city’s Bantry longboat gig (there are six others in Ireland). It is a replica of the oldest boat in the French Navy - an admiral’s barge, built in Brest over 200 years ago, and now in the National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire. The original boat and crew were captured on Bere Island in Bantry Bay in 1796 after the weather foiled Wolf Tone’s invasion attempt with a French fleet. Naomhóga Chorcaí, Ireland’s biggest currach club, is right here in Cork! Naomhóga are working currachs that evolved to meet the needs of people living and working on the west coast of Kerry, and are now largely used for leisure rowing. The club has 8 such boats. Its also has a number of other currach types including Aran Island racers and Dunfanaghy currachs from Donegal Meitheal Mara and Naomhóga Chorcaí work together to promote and foster maritime culture and traditional currach building and boat handling skills. We are enthusiastic about getting people out on the lovely River Lee, especially those who would not otherwise have the chance to do so.
Numbers strictly limited. Bookings may be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 4316813.
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Address: Lapp's Quay
Phone: 021 431 6813