A good start is half the work. Well let’s hope this old saying or seanfhocail holds true. I thought I might start at the beginning and show you some views of where Roeboats is located. We’re located just off the N71 in the Leam a Mhádra (dog’s leap) valley overlooking Roaringwater bay and the Fastnet_Rock. I’ve been living in this area for almost twelve years and as you can see it’s an easy place to stay in.
I moved to West cork to build boats but got a little side-tracked and have been making fine wooden furniture for the last ten years instead. Check out my furniture at Tiernan Roe Fine Woodworking, as you can see I’m a big fan of blogs. However I aim to update this blog a lot more frequently.
Previous to moving to West Cork I worked in Berlin and Dublin as a special effects model maker making things like rubber armour and 9 metre/ 35′ statues of liberty for the top of Checkpoint Charlie on the old Berlin wall. Which was very interesting and used a lot of the skills needed in boatbuilding like mold making, fibreglass fabrication and some complex wood work; one project recreated the art nouveau interior of Maxim’s restaurant in Paris.
When I’m not working in the workshop I try to get out sailing as much as possible. That’s a little tricky with a two year old son, but he’s really getting into the sailing and loves visiting the islands of Roaringwater bay. We are lucky to have some of the best small boat cruising grounds in Ireland, if not Europe stretching from the Mizen head, in the west, all the way to Kinsale in the east, right on our doorstep. And if you’re feeling adventurous a trip round the Mizen brings you to Bantry Bay with the Kerry coast beyond.
I’m always interested in talking to you about your current or future boat so why not give me a call +353 (0)28 38973 or contact me via www.roeboats.com
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