"Bádóirí an Cladaig" Restoration

The series of images below tell the story of the initial purchase of the hooker in late 2008, through the painstaking stages of the restoration to the finished product.

December 2008 - Balinderreen

This lady looks in need of a little TLC.

January 2009 - Barna

The "Bádóirí an Cladaig" needed a new stern, among other things.

February 2009 - Priming and caulking

Preparing the hull for painting and making it watertight.

March 2009 - Final painting

The final colours for the hull.

April 2009 - Mast, rigging and sails

Preparing the mast, the rigging and the sails.

May 2009 - Final Preparations

Getting afloat and putting up the rigging and sails ready for trials at Spiddal pier.


President: Michael Lynskey, Vice Chairman: Martin Joyce, Secretary: Peter Connolly,

Treasurer: James Croker, Tom O'Flaherty.

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