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The Currach, An Irish Boat 

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Fun Fact. If you like history like I do, I thought it might be helpful to share what I learned while writing my novel. My main character, Aine, lives in a fishing village and this is one of the very vessels her father relies on for his livelihood as a fisherman. In fact, it has a big role in the story, so I have come to appreciate its merits.

It was so interesting to study the history of maritime and fishing elements of ancient Ireland. I wrote about a boat called a Currach, a very common boat in the 9th century of Ireland. The currach was an ancient boat made from an old shipbuilding technique with a wooden hull and covered in hides and tar.

Here is a link if you’re interested in learning more.

http://www.ouririshheritage.org/page/history_of_the_irish_currach

 

 

 

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