Make a Model Boat Project

Make a Model Boat Project
April 29, 2021 Cork Harbour Festival
  • April 29, 2021 - May 23, 2021
    10:00 - 23:55

In association with Cllr Kieran McCarthy.

Make a model boat at home from recycled materials – this year’s theme is: ”At Home by the Lee”.

– There are three age categories: 4-6yrs, 7-11yrs and 12-15yrs.
– There are prizes for best models and the project is free to enter.
– The closing date for entries is 23rd of May 2021
– You will need to send a picture or video of your creation to


– The entrants will be placed in categories or levels, of which there are three: 4-6yrs, 7-11yrs and 12-15yrs
– Special need categories will be created on the basis of interest by applications received.


– Gift vouchers will be awarded to the firsts in each category. Certificates will be awarded to each participant.
-Prizes are kindly sponsored by Cllr Kieran McCarthy and will be posted out to the winning participants.

kids model boat exhibition

Model Presentation:

– The theme is “At home by the Lee”, which is open to interpretation.
– Models should be made from recycled materials. The nature of what kind of model boat should be made is up to you.
– All models should be photographed or videoed and emailed to by 23rd of May 2021.
– Please include the names of the boat builders and their ages, as well as the name of the boat.
– As we will be posting these up on social media please only submit photos of the boats (not the boat builders) and we will only use first names, age and area on our posts.
– There are no restrictions on the size of the model.

Extra information:
– As per previous years, we still hope to give your boat its maiden voyage at The Lough later this year so do test it in a sink or bath for floatability.
– Prizes will be awarded to models that are of a high standard and in particular, which demonstrate colour, creativity and imagination.
– Photos will go up on social media under hashtag: #makeamodelboat
– You will be contacted by email if you have won a prize and look forward to seeing you at our Model Boat event at The Lough later this year (date to be confirmed).

In association with:


This year has taught us all to be adaptable and to trim the sails when necessary.
Join us here and we’ll keep you updated on our 2021 festival.