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.

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Meet our management team

Cathy Buchanan

General Manager

Seamus O'Brien

Boatyard Manager

Clare Hayden

Bádóireacht Manager

Joya Kuin

Event Manager

Sean Cunningham


Seamus O'Sullivan

Assistant Boatyard Manager


TEST SITE Project: Belfast Trusses

Meitheal Mara recently collaborated with architect Ailbhe Cunningham and artist Aoife Desmond on their project TEST SITE. Based on Kyrl’s Quay in Cork City, the site of a former sawmill, this project project brought together Read more…