Definition of "curragh" []

  • Alternative spelling of currach. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "curragh" in a sentence
  • "Even though the vessel Brendan would have sailed, a craft called a curragh and used by Irish fisher folk for centuries, was much smaller, the beautiful brig, with its billowing sails and creaking masts, was a symbol of St. Brendan's unlikely crossing."
  • "Welsh and Irish rivers, and known as a curragh or coracle; made of an osier frame covered with tanned and oiled skins."
  • "Reconstructing a sixth-century ocean-going curragh required designing the boat itself, based on expertise in naval architecture and a single illustration in a medieval manuscript, then identifying and then sourcing the right kind of leather, the right kind of grease for preserving and waterproofing it, the right kind of flax thread for ropes and stitching, and the right kind of wood for the strong but flexible frame."