New life for old boat

The residents of Fenit wanted to enhance the entrance to the village with the aim of replacing the old wooden boat and creating a feature that demonstrates the marine heritage of Fenit. After looking for a boat for a number of weeks, Alan Browne found one in disrepair in our local sailing club, which was then kindly donated by Anthony Clifford and Commodore Liam Lynch.

A lot of labour and love went into restoring this old fibreglass boat to her former glory and hopefully she will last a very long time. Many locals worked exceptionally hard for a number of weeks deciding on plant colours, suitability for a coastal location, and biodiversity keeping the bees and the butterflies happy. Ballyseedy Home and Gardens supplied compost and plants, – geraniums, hydrangea, sedum, New Zealand flax, phorum, etc.

Many hands helped with this reduce, reuse and  recycle ♻️ project and we would like to thank them all:

  • Pat and Alan Browne for bringing the boat back to its original quality, they spent two months working on it supplying paint and equipment etc.
  • Brian O Sullivan of O Sullivan Marine Tralee for supplying stainless steel stays
  • Ballyseedy Home and Gardens for donating the compost and the plants
  • Liz McCarthy of Gala shop Fenit for supplying Flowers
  • Elizabeth Lynch and John O Mahony for the purchase of gravel and flowers
  • Pat O Mahony for donating plants
  • Fenit oyster fishermen for their kind donation of €200
  • Volunteers: Mary Kelly, Trisha O Halloran, Elizabeth Lynch, Emer Hardiman, John O Mahony, Alan Browne, Thomas Browne, Mary O’Brien Browne and Ed Sheldon

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