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Traditional Boats of Ireland

Traditional boats of ireland book half price charlie byrne'sWe’re delighted to have half price copies of Traditional Boats of Ireland at half the original price at the moment (original price €60, our price €30)!  

Gloriously illustrated with evocative photographs, exquisite boat plans and maps, this wonderful work is the finest and most complete description of Ireland’s traditional boats.

Two centuries ago sail and oar dominated local Irish trade and fisheries. At least 60 traditional boats operated. This remarkable work, many years in the making, describes these craft, their construction and handling, usage and history, with recollections by old men who experienced the often arduous life associated with them. Many craft have survived in the life of coastal and island communities.

A revival in traditional boats for leisure and sport now allows them to prosper as many are restored and replicas built. Arranged by coastal area, the contributors include local historians, boat-builders, sailors, former fishermen, and classic boat enthusiasts.

Traditional Boats of Ireland looks beyond technical descriptions of boats to the background to their use. Changing patterns of fishing and water transport are considered, and the wider role of boats in people’s lives boat racing, dramas at sea, and other stories of human interest.

This brings alive the array of craft once a feature of our coasts, lakes and rivers. Gloriously illustrated with evocative photographs, exquisite boat plans and maps, this wonderful work is the finest and most complete description of Ireland’s traditional boats.

We’ve got a limited number of half price copies of Traditional Boats of Ireland, so drop us a line to reserve one today!

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