Friday February 28, 2020

By currach through Cork city

A currach cruise down the river Lee is tougher than it sounds, but it's a trip worth taking, writes Jasper Winn.

28th July, 2012
A currach crew on the river Lee. Photo: Jasper Winn

I think of uilleann pipes and currachs in similar ways. Both are icons of traditional Irish culture. Both depend on quirky, counter-intuitive technologies. And both require two hands to operate a fragile craft made of skin and bones.

And one more thing in common? The chance of me having a go on either seemed unlikely. But it seems I was wrong. Not about playing the pipes - that would be madness - but about taking...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The best writing and and the biggest stories of 2019 from the Business Post

Richie Oakley | 1 month ago

Denis O’Brien is back in court, residents continue to fight the Council on halting site and a row surfaces in government over rent control proposals

Leanna Byrne | 4 years ago