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at last,the new ship is for sale . I can only have so many boats about the house in case of a big flood , so I decided to sell the new naibhog . Asking price is€ 1800.00 (non negotiable)  I will deliver the ship to your place of choice within reason.The purchase will be official and a receipt will be given . Start the offers coming ! You can always offer more of course !

Available now a CD with all the info and details on how to make a 25ft curragh called “queen Maeve”with over 160 pictures and text . € 26.00

see more pictures down the page and on facebook about this project

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these pics of the construction of two 16 ft boats

setting up the frame

setting up the frame

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The preceding pictures illustrate the building of two 16 ft boats with 4th year students from a local secondary school .



click on large picture or thumbnails below the text to see the full gallery of images

I’m always open to a request to make a boat with a group or individuals . It brings variety to the working day.If you’re involved with sea scouts and would like me to show your members how to build their own boats give me a call. We can work out a shape and size to suit the requirements .

see below  an 18 ft version of the same design.Native larch 14 mm thick .Can seat four adults and moves very nice with 4 HP engine. Buoyancy permanently installed.

for sale € 950.00 delivered (trailer NOT included )

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finally on the water, saturday 17th september 2017 at the “LAKESIDE MANOR HOTEL” Co Cavan.Blessed by Sister Maeve from Grannard Co Longford .the ship was named “THE QUEEN MAEVE

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