The  barge  restoration  programme  will,  through classroom instruction, lectures, hands on repair and restoration of the 32E, teach the skills, business, art and science of Marine Systems and Wooden Boat Building and Restoration.This Vessel will become a self - supporting social entrepreneurship initiative, operating as a floating restaurant that can employ up to 24 part time people indefinitely.

The Barge is currently situated in the old ESB weir in Thomondgate, where a group of 18 participants will work from. Once the Barge has been restored and refurbished it will serve as a floating hospitality vessel, a platform where local hospitality students can station for work experience. Limerick first floating cafe, with possibility for wider expansion along the river banks and canals of the city. 

BARGE RESTORATION