An 17th century Englishman, Captain Thomas Phillips, drew and described an Irish ocean-going boat (currach). It had some planks, and a wooden keel and rudder, but the sides were made from treated hides.
ad īnsulam cuiusdam sānctī patris, nomine Aende (3.2). St. Enda (died c. 530) is said to have founded the first monastery in Ireland, on Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands. The surviving oratory dates to the 9th century.