Card – The Old Sea Dog – The Ilen


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Stun someone with these unique 3D cards from The Old Sea Dog, designed in the Donegal Gaeltacht village of Downings.

This card features The Ilen, a boat built in Baltimore, Co.Cork in 1926 for The Falkland Islands Company – it was sailed 7,700 miles to Port Stanley by her designer Conor O’Brien and  cousins Con and Denis Cadogan. There she spent some 70 years trading between the islands before returning to Ireland in 1998, where she was lovingly restored in Hegarty’s boatyard with the talent of the AK Ilen School of Boat Building. This beautiful wooden ketch is now an educational and research vessel inspiring another generation to turn to the sea.

Deartha sa Ghaeltacht.