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.