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St. Brendan's Boat St. Brendan's Boat Plaque by Wild Goose Studio
St. Brendan's Boat

St. Brendan's Boat

Wild Goose Studio

Wild Goose Studio

Bronze gifts from Ireland. Hand cast in Kinsale, Co. Cork.

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A. All our work is handmade by skilled craft-workers using a cold cast method. Each piece has a shell of pure cast iron or bronze backed by a resin and ceramic core. Any variations in finish are part of its appeal.
St. Brendan's Boat

St. Brendan's Boat

St. Brendan's Boat
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St. Brendan's Boat Made in Ireland by The Wild Goose Studio, Kinsale, Co. Cork

Available in two sizes:  Small   5.5" W x 2' H Sorry currently unavailable.
                                       Large   12" W x 5" H

Bronze. Ready to hang.

Small Ships in 10 to 12 days.
Large in Stock Ships Immediately.



Back of Small Plaque Says

Back of Small Plaque Says

Explantion on Back of Small Reads:

St. Brendan's Boat

A curragh or leather boat, with helmsman urging on four oarsmen as they row heavenwards amid a sea of crosses.  The boat is vertical on the shaft of the original cross, which overlooks Bantry Bay and is thought to celebrate St. Brendan's possible discovery of America some 1,000 years before Columbus.

"Protect me, O Lord, my boat is so small, and your sea is so big."  Ancient Celtic fisherman's prayer.

From an original design by Kathleen Smyth.

Back of Large Plaque Says

Back of Large Plaque Says

Explantion on Back of Large Reads:

St. Brendan's Boat

A curragh, or skin covered boat, with helmsman urging on four oarsmen as they strike heavenwards amid a sea of crosses.  (Note, the boat is vertical on the staff of the original Kilnaruane Pillar, standing in a field above Bantry Bay, West of Cork.)  This amazingly accurate depiction of oarsmen dates from the early Christian period.  It may celebrate St. Brendan, who in the 6th.C, with his crew of four, discovered America some 1,000 years before Columbus.  Mythically, it depicts the journey of Everyman, sailing across uncharted perilous seas to reach heaven, or hell.  Or, the church ferrying it's flock to heaven through seas of adversity.

From an original design by Kathleen Smyth.
Cast by hand at Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland.

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