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Building traditional currachs in Ireland

Welcome to Meitheal Mara - Cork's community boatyard and training centre

Meitheal Mara (ma-hal ma-ra) translates roughly as ''Workers of the Sea''. Meitheal can be translated as "community" and Mara literally means "of the sea" in Gaelic. We are a community boatyard and training centre in the heart of Cork City, a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

Boat building & repairs as well as training in woodwork and rowing is central to what we do. We produce currachs and currach replicas for sale to the general public, as well as for preservation and display purposes at musea and visitor centres.

Our agency funded training programmes utilise traditional boatbuilding, wood working and rowing to promote participant's social and personal development. We run courses to encourage young people back into education and training and also offer individual and organisation funded training.

Meitheal Mara also provides consultancy and charters as well as speakers in the areas of traditional boatbuilding and maritime culture.

Our heritage & cultural research and publication work is always ongoing and we have been involved in many projects, including Glorious Galway.

 Upcoming Events:

Personal Survival Techniques 
Training Course

Ocean to City - Cork's  Maritime

Ocean to City - An Ras Mor

training Ocean to City Maritime Festival 2014ocean  


Popular Links:

Boat Building & Repairs Support Meitheal Mara Visit our Online Shop
Currach & Traditional Boatbuilding and repairs Meitheal Mara Charity Macpolin traditional currach & boat prints

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