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April 23rd 2014 Battle of Clontarf Gandelow Races, Dublin
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The Ilen school’s fleet of Gandelows, crews and builders gently entered the River Liffey on the morning of April 23rd. Their arrival was not a spontaneous one but one that emerged from a conglomeration of elements, some stretching back a thousand historical years.
The myth that is the Battle of Clontarf draws as much historical speculation as it does erudition, but for the Ilen School and its builders and boatmen it was a celebration of an every present past and the unchanging rhythms of our great rivers.
It was a joyous waterborne day, a day on which the Ilen School renewed old and made new friendships.
LEDP today uploaded the latest stunning views of the 16 acre park filmed utilising technology supplied by Tony Grehan and the team at Press 22. For the technically minded it was filmed utilising a DJI Phantom 2, H3 2D Gimbol, Hero 3 + black Edition, essentially a quadcopter with HD Camera mounted and it provides a comprehensive view of the park filmed at low altitude.
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Aerial view LEDP
AK Ilen Project @LEDP Rolls Out Sport and Legacy Project for Limerick 2014 City Of Culture CelebrationsPosted on February 14th, 2014
An international and local team of boat builders and naval architects have assembled at the Ilen School, LEDP, Roxboro, as part of the Limerick City of Culture 2014 celebrations. The school is well underway towards the rollout of its Limerick City of Culture Sport and Legacy Project, which involves the design and build of a new innovative sailing dinghy for Limerick City and a fleet of new 23′ rowing Gandelows. The school, which is devoted to excellence in teaching and learning through the medium of boat building and related crafts, offers to the local and wider community, direct involvement in boat building, rowing, sailing or visits to the school workshop, to see at first hand the ongoing work. .
Back row l-r. volunteers John Furlong and Liam O’Donoghue, Master Shipwright Patrick Beautement graduate Boatbuilding Academy, Lyme Regis UK, Master Shipwright Stephen Morris Auckland New Zealand
Front row l-r, Mike Grimes AK Ilen Instructor, James Madigan AK Ilen Instructor, Master Shipwright Matt Dirr graduate Apprentice Shop, Maine USA, Jim McInerney AK Ilen Instructor