The Dursey Clipper, an old seine boat, lovingly restored by Allihies Men's Shed and launched in Garnish Beara, West Cork.
An old seine boat, is sixty or seventy years old and had been unused for over 11 years. The boat belonging to oldest resident on Dursey Island, Jimmy Harrington, who will celebrate his 81st birthday next month, Jimmy donated the boat to the Allihies Men's Shed.
The project was under taken by members over the last few years, hampered by covid lock downs. The boat restoration was carried out with loving care and was over seen by David Dudley and all members of the men's shed.
Restored to her former glory "Dursey Clipper" was launched on Sunday with fishermen, Castletownbere rowing club, and members of the public all taking turns to take her out to sea.
Tom MacSweeney officiated at the launch. It drew a huge crowd who were treated to refreshments laid on by Allihies Men's Shed and Murphy's Dursey Deli
Boat trips of the harbour were laid on by Paul O Shea of https://durseyboattrips.com
who runs boat trips to the Bull, Cow and Calf Rocks
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