About Meitheal Mara – community boatyard cork 

Meitheal Mara (meh-hal ma-ra) translates roughly as ”Workers of the Sea”.
Meitheal can be translated as “community” and Mara literally means “of the sea” in Irish.

Founded in 1993, Meitheal Mara is a community boatyard in the heart of Cork City,
a registered charity and training centre.

For further information on our programmes please click on the links below:

The Meitheal Mara Team

Meet our management team

Cathy Buchanan

General Manager

Overall responsibility for leadership, management, programmes and operations of Meitheal Mara.

Seamus O'Brien

Boatyard Manager

Responsibility for the workshop, boat building activities, woodwork and personal development training programmes.

Bill Scobie

Assistant Boatyard Manager

Provides management back-up and training in the workshop and wood turning training.

Marie Drew

Tuition & Programme Support

Provides expertise, back-up and support for training and progression activities for trainers, staff and learners.

Joya Kuin

Event Manager

Coordinates the Cork Harbour Festival; manages Ocean to City and PR activities for Meitheal Mara.

Clare Hayden

Bádoireacht Manager

Responsibility for Meitheal Mara’s youth programme and for on-the-water activities and services.


July 2020: We’re hiring!

We’re hiring! Come join the team in Meitheal Mara. Four different CE positions are currently available: Workshop Assistant  Water Activities Assistant Administration Assistant Caretaker For more info see here: http://meithealmara.ie/recruitment/

Get in touch

Find us in the  boatyard:

Crosses Green House
Crosses Green
Cork City

Contact us:

+353 21 4316813

Mon - Fri, 9:00-17:00

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