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Boatyards of the 1950's and 1960's

Name Location County Map Notes
An Bord Iascaigh Mara Killybegs Co. Donegal Launch day in 1947 as Girl Claire is about to take to the water.

Two further photographs exist. One shows the boatyard at Killybegs and the other shows the workforce at the time when the boatyard re-opened in 1949.

It is assumed that at least some of the people shown in the second photograph had a hand in building 'Ros Donn' in 1954.

Unfortunately, due to copyright issues, the reader must get hold of a copy of 'Killybegs. Then and Now' by Donald Martin [Published by Anvil Books, Dublin, 1998] to see these photos.
An Bord Iascaigh Mara Baltimore Co. Cork All that remains of the BIM Baltimore Boatyard in 2007
An Bord Iascaigh Mara Dingle Co. Kerry

The first boat built at the Dingle yard

Ros Glas ?

Could this be a view of the boatyard in the distance?

In December 2005 Kerry Council raised an action to acquire 'Disused boatyard and slipway known as Dingle Boatyard located in the townland of Farranakilla, An Daingean (Dingle).' by compulsory purchase.
An Bord Iascaigh Mara Fanny's Bay

Also known as Downings/Meevagh
Co. Donegal

Photo credits:-
B&W Circa-1936:
Margaret Joyce Ltd, Dublin

B&W Circa-1950:
Stanley Ltd

B&W Circa-?:
S. R. Butler & Sons, Carndonagh

E. Ludwig, John Hinde Studios Ltd, Cabinteely, Co. Dublin

2007 yard is only a repair facility

The boat yard reopened in 1949. In 1965 it was sub-leased to Anton Mc Bride. In 1971 the boatyard became Meevagh Boatyard Ltd. under the administration of the Carr Family and managed by Frank Carr. During the years that followed 24 vessels were built and the Carr family continued to operate the boatyard until it closed in 1980.
Tyrrell Arklow Co. Wicklow ">

Ros Bremore sits on the slip ready to launch at the yard of John Tyrrell, Arklow

Photo credit:- Reynolds family, Balbriggan

Photo credit:- Facebook. Arklow. Then and Now
Skinner Baltimore Co. Cork  
Crosshaven Boatyard Crosshaven Co. Cork    
McDonald Moville Co. Donegal   The McDonald Boatyard did not venture into building the 50 foot boats. They specialised in the 35 footers.
Now at Greencastle
Carrigaloe Gridiron & Works Co Cork Co. Cork   Also known as Maratime Boatyard
Dalkey Boatyard Dun Laoghue Co. Dublin   Also known as Bullock Boatyard
Rossreagh Boatyard Ramelton Co. Donegal   Also known as L. Turner & Sons (?)

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