Project Organiser: Boyne Currach Heritage Group
This project presents a film showcasing the tradition of Boyne Currach making, emphasising the importance of the correct and original dimensions ensuring a safe and structurally sound craft capable of being sculled from a kneeling position from the bow. It highlights the various skills used throughout the process such as weaving, binding, fleshing hide, tanning and concluding with its traditional method of propulsion, known as sculling.
The film can be viewed at the Boyne Currach Centre throughout National Heritage Week 2020, where visitors will also have the opportunity to view the various traditional boats on display and learn about their construction. Entry to the centre will be free of charge on 23rd August 2020. Please note that visits to the centre must be booked in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information please visit https://www.boynecurrach.com/
This project is one of a series supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht to showcase elements of Ireland’s Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) as part of Heritage Week 2020.
This practice is inscribed on Ireland’s National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage; https://nationalinventoryich.chg.gov.ie/boyne-currach-making/