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microrobert
05-14-2013, 06:12 PM
Log-boat found in Boyne could be 5,000 years old

AN ancient log-boat which could be thousands of years old has been discovered in the banks of the river Boyne.

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Part of the ancient log-boat that was found in the river Boyne


An initial examination by underwater archaeologist Karl Brady suggests it could be very rare because, unlike other log-boats found here, it has oval shapes on the upper edge which could have held oars.

The boat was found by Christy Finglas, a member of the Boyne Fishermen's Rescue and Recovery Service (BFRRS), near Drogheda, Co Louth, as they were doing one of their regular operations to remove shopping trolleys from the Boyne.

Log-boat found in Boyne could be 5,000 years old - Independent.ie (http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/logboat-found-in-boyne-could-be-5000-years-old-29261380.html)