The Currach - Its Identity, Antiquity and Sustainability - Part of Cork Harbour Festival
10am - 1pm
This seminar will discuss the past, present and future of the currach with the Irish Currach Association, held in the Cork City Hall Atrium. It will showcase a community-based approach towards the stewardship and preservation of Ireland’s iconic boat – the currach.
Combining perspectives from people who build, row and appreciate this unique craft, the event will inform the process of submission to attain UNESCO recognition for this significant, living traditional boat.
Come join a gathering of interested parties to discuss the promotion of greater public awareness into the evolution and contemporary usage of the currach in all it's manifestations. The event will combine perspectives from people who build, row and appreciate this unique craft.
The keynote speaker, Åsmund Lien, from The Oselvar Workshop in Norway, will explain their process for gaining UNESCO recognition for their traditional wooden boats.
There will also be national perspectives on different contemporary uses of currachs.
A representative array of currach types will be on display with information on their origin, evolution and usage.
SeaFest is an opportunity to showcase this community based approach towards the stewardship and preservation of this significant and living traditional boat which has as yet no official status or recognition in Ireland.
There will be opprotunities to row a currach on the Lee after the seminar.
A limited number of tickets will be available via Eventbrite, so book your free slot here.
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