In glorious sunshine at River View, Kilmacow last Wednesday, local councillor Tómas Breathnach unveiled Suir Boat and Craft Club’s newest complete project.
The project is a replica barrel-top caravan built at half the size of the normal old Irish caravan known to many. The project was carried out to an extremely high standard with the support of Kilkenny Leader Programme over the past 12 months.
Local craftsmen and women worked side by side every Monday at River View to design and build the challenging project.
Local councillor Tomas Breathnach complimented the team on the incredible standard of workmanship displayed and commented on the level of detail presented in the final project. He also welcomed Kilkenny Leader’s support for the project and commented on how important projects of this nature were to the local community; the workshop he said was a hub for visitors and created a buzz and interest around the community.
The group’s project from the previous year, aRiver Suir fishing cot, was also on display. The barrel-top caravan was unveiled to the crowd that gathered fror the occasion, and later a video showing the various stages of the build was shown. All present enjoyed some local music, food and drink.
The group continues to meet on Mondays and are currently building a trailer for the caravan so it can be taken to local shows and regattas. The group have said they wish to thank the Kilkenny Leader Group for their support and all the various people who visited and helped bring the project to fruition.