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 and include the realisation of an expanded Meitheal Mara as part of an integrated maritime hub for Cork City. Read more…

Currach Building Workshops available for Community Groups

Meitheal Mara is inviting expressions of interest from Community Organisations who would like to come to our boatyard this year for a boat building or wood turning course. A range of different boat building courses are offered, varying from a 6 week Canoe or Coracle build, to a 12 week Dunfanaghy Currach build. Courses are available to community groups at very affordable rates and are customised to suit the participants. We Work regularly with groups from Cork Life Centre, City Links, Headway, Cork Simon Community and others. For more information, please email 

Meitheal Mara currach heading to Haiti

On the way to Haiti! John and Trevor packing two flat-pack Aran Currachs that Seamus has been preparing over the past two weeks here in Meitheal Mara. This is a fantastic project by “The Haiti Orphanage Project Espwa“. We want to wish the lads a very safe journey and have a great time. Read article in the Evening Echo.

Early bird registration now open!

We’ve officially started counting down the days until this year’s Ocean to City – An Rás Mór and are thrilled to announce that early bird registration has now opened. This year we are using a new online system by ”Active” which will make registering as quick and easy as possible – hooray! As you know, Ocean to City has been going from strength to strength with the 2016 race breaking all the records. We can’t wait to do it all again so make sure to be part of it!

Cork Harbour Festival: Call for events

This year’s festival takes place from 3-11 June and we are on the lookout for all things maritime to add to the programme; open days, exhibitions, film nights, plays, concerts, walks, talks, markets, water activities, seafood events, tours… you name it!
In particular we welcome events which connect with the new Ireland’s Ancient East brand; integrating the many old stories of Cork Harbour as a maritime gateway, and Cork as a merchant city. 
We are in the middle of giving our festival website a facelift so in the meantime please drop us a line if you’d like your event to be part of it.

Goodbye to our Perpetual Asgard Award

Last month we sadly waved goodbye to the Perpetual Asgard Award after a year of proudly displaying this beautiful trophy. But we were delighted this week to learn that the award has been won this year by Cork Life Centre. Many of their young sailors whet their appetite for life on the water through our Bádóireacht programme. Deserving winners!

Upgrade of the house

Following our December article regarding the upgrade of Crosses Green House, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Dulux Paint of the Commons Road Blackpool for their very generous contribution of paint for the project.

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