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Preview - Shannon One Design - No. 18


At Mount Plunket near Lough Ree, Co. Roscommon, surrounded by beautiful countryside, Jimmy Furey, a former eel fisherman, builds a sailing boat based on a traditional 18ft River Shannon angling boat. He lives in a rural idyll, with his dogs and collection of old Volkswagen cars. The documentary covers the process of constructing the boat, including the selection of timber, steam bending, and laying the strakes, and concludes with its launch and sailing in the annual Lough Ree regatta.     Made in 1988.

Commentary- Ben Kiely; Music- Maurice Roycroft;     Running time - 26 minutes


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