Curachaí

28th April 2010

Ó bunaíodh an comhlacht seo go dtí deire na n-ochtóidí b’éigin dúinn ár gcuid earraí agus amh-ábhair  a chur ar bord nó a thógáil ó bhord ón sean-bhád – an “Naomh Éanna” as Gaillimh – ar ancaire amach ón oileán  ins chuile chineál aimsir, samhradh agus geimhreadh.  Théis chuile chuairt ón Naomh Éanna iompraíodh  an churach aníos ón bhfarraige go barr an chladaigh. Seo í an íomhá a spreag an marc nó an “logo” a úsáideann muid.

Seo iad roinnt griangrafanna a rinne Bill Doyle den fhoireann s’againne ag an “Slip” ag An Córa ag sá amach, a  goil chun farraige agus tíocht  dtír sna h-ochtóidí.    

From our foundation all of our products and raw materials were shipped by curach from the shore to and from the old “Naomh Éanna” ferry anchored off Inis Meáin in all weather, winter and summer right up until the end of the eighties.
After every shipping the curach was lifted from the sea to a high point on the shore. This image of three men carrying the curach was the inspiration for our logo.

This is a series of photos taken in the eighties by the famous Irish photographer Bill Doyle of our crews landing, launching and carrying up the curach from the shore.

 

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