Some recent images of the Newgrange Currach
Wicker currachs, such as the Boyne Currach, have long been acknowledged as the backbone for human expansion along Western Europe’s Atlantic coast. Accounts of their existence span from 300 BC to the present day. Built of hazel rods and witties, its possible to weave a 6ft currach for trapping salmon on inland rivers or 7 benchers which had crews of 15 men and used to journey on the open seas. On this site we hope to explore the evidence left behind while building one such 36 ft craft, and hope with the input of similar minds to recreate the lost portions of this ancient puzzle, as we attempt to voyage from Spain to Ireland, across the Atlantic, in a craft that would have been in existence around the 3,500 BC or the period when Newgrange was being built.