Kilcolgan River Maritime Collection

Kilcolgan River is located in Kilcolgan, Clarinbridge, Galway (county of Galway)

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The Clarinbridge and Kilcolgan Rivers are two of the main centres for the valuable oyster fishery. The oysters are dredged by hand from small open carvel style boats which have a distinctive high stempost and a platform for sorting the oysters. Some of the boats have been laid-up along the river banks in recent years due to diminishing stocks.

Repository type: Community Based

Category: Fishing
Collection type: Boats
Boat classification: Fishing Boats

Boat design: Clarinbridge Oyster Dredger
Equipment type: Various


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