Thursday, March 02, 2006
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Currach Building Project New London CT.
Geoff Kaufman, Janet Buck-Marusov, Lorcan Otway and Diarmuid Hanafin
Lorcan Otway is the currach builder, Geoff, Janet and Diarmuid are the founders of Celtic Cause. Next week we are starting to build some currachs in New London, 2 for New Orleans, one ( ? ) for New York. The New York boat is to be named the Pat Cleary, after the founder of the 1957 club. Monty O'Leary, of Maharees, Co. Kerry, Ireland, is going to be arriving this Friday to be the primary master-builder. More on all this soon... The boats will be built at Crocker House, which is at 180 State Street, New London, CT. On 2\17\2006 Monty lands in the States and the work begins...
Monday, January 16, 2006
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
AD HOC COMMITEE MEETING THIS WEEK
We will meet at the back tables, to RSVP to InOBU@aol.com.
To finish the plans for the meeting at the Irish American Historical Society
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Irish Currachs Returning to New York
On 1\16\2006 Monty O'Leary and I are back to building currachs together. If folks all chip in to get the funding, we will also build boats for crews in New York. Towards informing all about Currachs and Currach racing and rowing in New York, we are going to hold an event at the American Irish Hisotical Society on 12\19...
AMERICAN IRISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
“The Currach: from Saint Brendan to Today”
To close the year’s calendar, Lorcan Otway returns to the Society, this time to discuss the history of the ancient sailing vessel, the currach, including racing aspects in Ireland and in the United States. Two currachs were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Their hand-built replacements will be undertaken by Mr. Otway and the renowned builder Monty O'Leary of Maharees, Co. Kerry. In New York, currach racing has been on hiatus. However, it is being re-invigorated through the efforts of Mr. Otway and others of NY’s Quaker community, in memory of the Quaker aid to Ireland during the Famine. The evening will involve illustrations in slides and photographs. Previously, Mr. Otway has been at AIHS, hosting musician-educator Bill Ochs and lecturing on Ireland’s Travellers.
Monday, December 19th – 6:30 p.m.
MUST call in advance to secure a spot.
991 Fifth Avenue (at 80th St.)
(212) 288-2263 x 31