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Hegarty's Boatyard

Hegarty's Boatyard

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“Watching these boatbuilders at work today offers an insight into previous generations of such craftsmen, as their tools and skills remain unchanged. Unfortunately, however, these traditions are in danger of being lost now as very few young people take up careers in wooden boatbuilding. This would represent a tragedy for our island nation, so I feel honoured to witness and record this extraordinary craftsmanship for future generations. This book is my tribute to the wonderful living maritime heritage that is still practiced daily in Hegarty’s Boatyard.” Kevin O’Farrell

The inexpressibly precious and fast-diminishing craft of building wooden boats is celebrated in book form by Kevin O’Farrell. Hegarty’s Boatyard: Last Surviving Traditional Wooden Boatyard in Ireland.

Introduction by Cormac Levis.
Black and white and colour photographs, on high quality paper.

Kevin O'Farrell presents a photographic essay detailing the history and life of one of the last traditional wooden boat building boatyards in Ireland with introductory essays and detailed images that shed a light on the old art of wooden boatbuilding. In Ireland, the skills unique to wooden boat building are known to a small and decreasing number of experts.

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  • 176 pages.
  • Paperback.

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