In the shallows on a beach a group of men in brown and white drag a small boat towards the sea.

Launching the Currach Canvas Print

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Henry lived on Achill Island, Co. Mayo, for several years, sensitively recording its inhabitants and terrain. Here, five fishermen drag their boat towards the incoming tide. The work was created shortly after his arrival on Achill, when he focused on the harsh realities of the islanders' existence. The currach was ideally suited to their needs; being made of wickerwork and hide, it was lightweight, capable of negotiating both shallow waters and rough seas, and did not require a harbour.


National Gallery of Ireland Canvas Prints feel like having the real painting on your wall. Printed on Hahnemuhle Leonardo Canvas using ultra chrome HDR pigment inks, our canvas prints come rolled in a protective tube with the painting's information.

In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the canvas should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its harmful UV rays.


Dimensions (including border) : 55 cm x 70 cm

Dimensions of image: 37 cm x 56 cm


Original Painting Information

Paul Henry, Irish, 1876-1958

Launching the Currach, 1910-1911

Oil on canvas, 41 x 60 cm

Purchased, 1968


© Estate of Paul Henry, IVARO Dublin


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