Aran Islanders and currachs on slip
Collection:Aran
Photographer:Stephens, F. E.
Description:A photograph of a group of Aran Islanders standing on a slip or pier near a currach. A currach is a rowboat used off the west coast of Ireland and the Aran Islands are three islands off Ireland's west coast. There are full sacks and a box on the slip near the currach. There is a second currach nearby which is upturned. Many of the men are wearing knitted hats. There is a woman in the picture and she is wearing a shawl. There are children in the picture and one of these children is wearing a skirt or dress. This child may be male as it was the custom to dress male children in dresses or skirts, in this area. There is a lot of seaweed in the photograph.