About Meitheal Mara 

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 nationally-accredited training centre.

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

Meet our management team

Cathy Buchanan

Cathy Buchanan

General Manager

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

Seamus O'Brien

Seamus O'Brien

Boatyard Manager

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

Eli Caamano

Eli Caamano

Assistant Boatyard Manager

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

Marie Drew

Marie Drew

Tuition & Programme Support

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

Joya Kuin

Joya Kuin

Event Manager

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

Clare Hayden

Clare Hayden

Bádoireacht Manager

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

News

Newsletters

March Newsletter

CE Vacancies in Meitheal Mara: Group Worker Community Employment (CE) Scheme (19.5 hr p wk) Duties to include:  Assisting with the organising of group training sessions (outdoors rowing/paddling on the River Lee), and onshore skills indoors Read more…

Newsletters

February Newsletter

Meitheal Mara announces plans for Cork Maritime Hub! On Friday the 20th of January, Minister Simon Coveney TD launched Meitheal Mara – The Future, our new Strategic Plan. Our objectives for the future are ambitious Read more…

Get in touch

Find us in the  boatyard:

Crosses Green House
Crosses Green
Cork City
Ireland

Contact us:

office[@]meithealmara.ie
+353 21 4316813

Mon - Fri, 9:00-17:00