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The Brendan Voyage Education Evening

Start:

Saturday September 30, 2017

    5:00 PM

End:

 

    8:00 PM

 


Saturday, September 30th 5pm
DVD SCREENING- THE BRENDAN VOYAGE
With an introduction from John Ackley and discussion following the video

It has been described as the greatest epic voyage in modern Irish history. Tim Severin and his companions built a boat using only techniques and materials available in the sixth-century A.D, when St. Brendan was supposed to have sailed to America. 
The vessel comprised forty-nine ox hides stitched together in a patchwork and stretched over a wooden frame. This leather skin was only a quarter of an inch thick. Yet Severin and his crew sailed Brendan from Brandon Creek in Dingle to Newfoundland, surviving storms and a puncture from pack ice. 
"The Brendan Voyage" is Tim Severin's dramatic account of their journey. Brilliantly written and impeccably researched, "The Brendan Voyage" is a classic of modern exploration and has been translated into 27 languages. It conveys unforgettably the sensation of being in a small, open boat alone in the vastness of the North Atlantic, visited by inquisitive whales, reaching mist-shrouded landfalls, and receiving a welcome from seafaring folk wherever the crew touched land.

Cost is $5 for members/ $10 for guests and join us for dinner after with a few Irish themed specials
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