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Veteran Wexford Boat Builder to Celebrate 90th Birthday

30th July 2017
Wexford Boatbuilder Larry Duggan Wexford Boatbuilder Larry Duggan

One of Wexford's leading timber boat builders Larry Duggan, of the The Moorings, Carcur, will celebrate his 90th birthday shortly. 

Duggan has been constructing wooden craft for over seventy five years.They include three Dublin Bay Mermaids,Wexford Sailing Cots, Work Boats, numerous Shooting and Pleasure Craft.

He was commissioned By Christian Brown OBE KSG to construct a bespoke Scandinavian Design Pram for HRH The Queen's Silver Jubilee Celebrations as part of the
River Thames Flotilla. His sailing and nautical skills have been recognised and he is the recipient of the 'Maritime Medal.'

Larry's in depth knowledge and participation in sailing both inshore and offshore, shooting, fishing and ornithology on the Southeast Coast of Ireland and has contributed to a a number of publications.

Happy Birthday, Larry from all at Afloat.ie! 

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2 comments

  • Comment Link WP Duggan Esq 3rd August 2017 posted by WP Duggan Esq

    Larry, Dad a privilege to observe you construct such magnificent crafts over the decades and share your master boat building skills with future generations.You made your vocation your vacation and truly embraced every moment of construction. Happy 90th Birthday.

  • Comment Link Colm Lambert 31st July 2017 posted by Colm Lambert

    Happy birthday larry wishing you many more years to enjoy your family and hobbies

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