|Saoirse, on the day she was launched in 2000,
with Dermot O'Brien who comissioned her
and our son Fionn, 6 months old.
|An extension is being scarfed into the mast
in order to extend it to give more head-room to
skipper and crew.
She was comissioned by Dermot O'Brien, the grandson of Conor Cruise O'Brien, who was the naval architect of both Saoirse and the AK Ilen. Upon selling the archives of his grandfather's work, he decided to use the money to get a little ship built for his own grandchildren....