Lees Island 5 Logboat

An experimental archaeology project to recreate a replica of a vessel which has survived over 2,400 years under the waters of Lough Corrib

Hazel Morrison

Lees Island 5 Logboat
Watch the project from choosing the tree to launching the boat at Knockferry

Launch of Lee’s Island 5 Replica Logboat

The original Lee’s Island 5 logboat still lies under the waters of Lough Corrib at Knockferry.

Too expensive to raise, the Underwater Archaeology team from National Monuments Service recorded the vessel in situ and the Pallasboy Project worked from these recorded notes to recreate a replica.

Experimental Archaeology tells us what materials and tools were used to craft prehistoric wooden artefacts, but this project relives the experience or process of crafting such objects over 2,400 years ago.

We at Moycullen Heritage thoroughly enjoyed playing a small part in this exciting experience.

A Song Composed for the Event

Sean-nós singer Sorcha de Róiste was due to perform at the logboat launch at Knockferry but unfortunately was unable to join us due to a bout of ill health. You can now listen here to a short clip from the haunting tune she had composed for the event, which she titled Fégaid Úaib.

Photo Gallery

View photos from the launch at Knockferry on 6 July 2019

This page was added on 31/10/2020.

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