Riches of Clare Exhibition - Water collect, preserve, interpret and display the material culture relating to the history of County Clare, both in the museum building and online,
as an educational resource and a socially inclusive cultural service for the people of Clare and visiting tourists.

Log Boat (replica)

Log boats were used in Ireland for transport and fishing mainly along inland waterways.

They have a huge range in date, from the Mesolithic to the 18th century. The oldest dated log boat found in Ireland dates from about 4, 700 BC and was found in the Shannon near Carrigdirty Rock on the Limerick side of the river. Amongst the log boats found in Clare was a Bronze Age boat from Lough Cullaunheeda. It had been reused as a trough in a fulacht fia.

This log boat was specially built for the Riches of Clare exhibition by Alan Clarke in 2000. It was fashioned from a single piece of wood and recreates one of the earliest forms of Water transport in Ireland.


Log Boat (Replica), Unreg
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