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Webcam on the River Suir at Clonmel

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Over the course of a month we downloaded images every day from 6am-9pm from the webcam situated in Clonmel to gauge water levels on the River Suir.

 

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Peculiarity and Particularity of Form

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I was really struck by the wooden forms in the Workman’s Boat Club – the peculiarity and particularity of these forms to the boat building craft and the refinement of these forms so that each one fits, it just fits. I would like to work with these drawings further – they may form the stills of a short film.


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Sounding Lines Multimedia Artwork Trail Saturday 30th August 2014

In advance of the Sounding Lines Multimedia Artwork Trail if you can download a Free QR Code Scanner and Reader onto your smart phone or iPhone

here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.scan.android.client&hl=en

or here: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/bakodo-barcode-scanner-qr/id371932548?mt=8

The Art Trail takes place on Saturday 30th August 2014 (11am-4pm) as part of Heritage Week

Location: Tow path the first 2.5 km starting at Kilsheelan towards Carrick On Suir

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Workman’s Boat Club with Shay Hurley

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Last Friday we had the pleasure of meeting Shay Hurley from the Workman’s Boat Club in Clonmel. The boat club is a world of discovery behind a tiny wooden door just off main street Clonmel. We had a fascinating morning hearing about the background to the club since its founding in 1869 and it’s history as a sporting, leisure and centre of learning and craft as the traditional skills of boat building are passed from one generation to the other, some specific and uniquely traditional to the boats of the River Suir.

It was so interesting to hear about the Boat Club’s its social history as having bands dances and all night smoking dances and how the sounds of the music and dances would be carried upstream by the Suir. (Something similar to what the older people who we met in Cahir had spoken about). Shay spoke about current developments with the Flood Defence Scheme redevelopment works and some of the problems that have occurred with the river disappearing from view of the people of Clonmel and maybe losing some of its attachment and awareness of the River Suir.

Thanks to Shay Hurley for his generosity of time and knowledge. We will be meeting with some of the members of the Boat Club in a couple of weeks.

Further information about the Workman’s Boat Club can be seen here:

http://www.cruiskeen.ie/the_Cruiskeen,_a_River_Suir_racing_boat/Workmens_Boatclub1.html

Here Shay talks about the history of the club and its social importance.