48hours to go, and 84% needed urgently
Thanks so much to everyone who has pledged so far! I am delighted to have raised 16% of my target but I still have a long way to go! To reach my target of €6000 by Wednesday, yes thats 48 hours away, I need to raise another €4940
This funding campaign is a great opportunity to prove the power of the crowd and a little goes along way! Get family and friends to pledge as little as €10.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Select Stores, Dalkey
many thanks Oliver for putting up a poster yesterday. the falafels really cheered me up in the cold Easterly winds!
Afloat magazine today/ Reads in DunLaoghaire
really good article in Afloat.ie It captures the mood of the project perfectly. Thanks Jehan!
Also thanks to endlessly patient staff in Reads Dunlaoghaire as I mutter and mumble about A3 or A2 or A5????
Mark Redden in Barcelona
Mark was busy in Barcelona on Saturday at the 5th Mediterranean Currach Regatta.here's a link to a previous Barcelona launch. you can see what our Dalkey currachs should look like
Meithal Mara in the people's republic!
we got an invite to the annual Ocean to City race – 8th June this year (www.oceantocity.com). And to the summer school on Monday, 10th June on the theme of community boat building.many thanks to Cathy in Crosses Green
Cafe de la Gare, Copper House Gallery,Robert's fish shop
many thanks to Evelyn van Beeck for putting up a poster in her special little cafe at Killiney Dart station. And thanks to Peter Roberts for doing the same in Dalkey.
got a mail from Leszek Wolnik of Fire and The Copperhouse gallery. He loves the project, check out the amazing prints on this website.
as Gaeilge, we have an Irish adviser on board
great stuff, the crew is getting bigger by the day! thanks to Brian O Raghallaigh for giving me the correct spelling for our lovely currachs. They will be Naomh Beagnait 1 (agus) 2. Brian is ag caint as Gaeilge gach la, unlike myself these days.
winds from the NorthEast tonight, gusting 25knots.Have to get into the sea lingo before June!
Cobra Electronics marine VHF radios
these sound great, even to a landlubber like me!
Cobra Electronics very generously donated marine VHF radios to put in the kitty for a raffle, many thanks Jean-Louis
Cuala GAA club weekly newsletter
a big thanks to John Treacey(great singer!) for putting us in touch with Cuala. Check out the link below, something is bound to appeal to you!
Dalkey Community Newsletter
Gerard Coakley editor of newsletter heard about the project from Dalkey Civic Trust. He's going to publish my 'letter to the editor' in April edition.
Simon Dalton art maestro comes up trumps for project!
Simon has done an amazing job with the montage and logo. just another meet up in Dalkey to collect the CD over next few days!
article for community newsletter
Jehan Ashmore, marine correspondent for Afloat magazine loves the project and is going to do a journo piece for Dalkey Community newsletter April.
had yummy working lunch with cookbook author today.Elaine has 5 recipies up and running. We worked on page design and layouts. get ready to cook folks, not long till May!
met Darina Tully maritime archaelogist yesterday. She is an is an expert on Irish traditional boats and is a member of the Irish Underwater Archaeological Research Team. She is very interested in the currach build and has offered to bring her own skin boat to Dalkey in May! Thanks Darina!
artwork in progress and looking good!
Simon Dalton, artist is working away on the logo and montage for the project. The colour palette is beautiful marine blues and greys.The logo looks like it will feature the island and a currach.watch this space.
met the currach maestro himself!
great to meet Mark Redden in person for the first time this week. have been in touch by mail since last August.! a quick stop in Dublin between Tasmania and Barcelona. What counry has this guy not built a currach in?
met wonderful librarian in Dalkey, really enthusiastic about project. talked of involving kids in model making and more.