Former boat builder now operates on smaller scale

A skilled craftsman who served his time in the BIM boatyard in Killybegs in the early 1970s is using his expertise and creativity to build model fishing trawlers. Frankie Kennedy is now working on a model of the Rós Inbhir, a 50-foot trawler built in 1953 in Killybegs Boatyard. It will be a present for […]

Floating the children’s boats on Tory island

A NUMBER of replica fishing boats are starting to appear on waters on an island off the west Donegal coast. The craftsmanship of Michael Finbarr Rodgers is visible in a number of eye-catching pieces which have been moored along a lake on Tory island in recent days. “Everybody on the island appreciates them, they enjoy […]