This summer saw an epic ocean voyage from Limerick city to the city of Nuuk, the capital of Greenland with woodcraft created by a group of Learners at Nenagh Community Training Centre (CTC) crossing the Arctic Circle.
Salmon’s Wake is the title of the Ilen Project’s 2019 Community and Schools Educational Programme. Designed by a Limerick man, Conor O’Brien, and built in 1926, the Ilen claims to be the last timber-built ocean-going ship in Ireland. After its construction at Baltimore in Cork the ship was sent to the Falkland Island where it remained in service for seventy years. Today the Ilen is not only a fully functioning sea-going vessel but also serves as the central learning tool in a schools programme where young people from educational settings in Limerick and Nenagh learned new skills in aspects of boat-building and voyage preparation.
Under the supervision of the expert boat builders of the Ilen Project, and their woodwork instructor at our John’s Lane facility, since March of this year, the Learners of Nenagh CTC were assigned the task of making the oars, poles and paddles, as well as restoring the ‘cot’, a smaller boat that sits on the main vessel.
‘Our Journey’ through photography and media will be on display for Culture week Friday 20th September 6-8 pm where you can meet participating Learners, team members, Boat builders and some of the Ilen Crew.
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Genres: Heritage / History / Photography / Visuals
Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible
Address: St. John's Place , Nenagh
Phone: 067 32832 087 6277642
No Booking Required