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Traditional Boats of Ireland – The Dónal Mac Polin Collection
September 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 6, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny
On display in Donegal County Museum, in association with the County Archives, is a collection of watercolours and illustrations by Dónal Mac Polin. The collection documents and highlights the splendour of the disappearing boat-building tradition around the Irish coast. Based on extensive maritime history research this exhibition celebrates a variety of boats. These include currachs, drontheims, yawls, cots, hookers, punts, flats and skiffs.
The collection captures the craftsmanship, skills and intricacies of Ireland’s traditional boats and boat-building traditions. Dónal Mac Polin is author of ‘The Donegal Currachs’ book (2007).He also contributed to, and was assistant editor of, the ‘Traditional Boats of Ireland: History, Folklore & Construction’ book (2008).
Exhibition opening hours:
Monday-Friday 1000 – 1630
Saturday 1300 – 1630
Closed for lunch 1230 – 1300
Please note this is an open event and is free of charge.