Currachs, Connemara, Republic of IrelandThe currach, or curach is a canvas covered, wood framed boat, sealed with black tar. The historic design is unique to the west coasts of Ireland and Scotland, although it is somewhat related to the Welsh coracle. They are used as fishing vessels and for river transport. Originally rowed, today most currachs are powered by a small outboard motor.This image is copyright and may not be used without specific authorization. Permission is explicitly denied for Pinterest.