The UAU team together with myself, and Ciaran O Murchu, a local underwater photographer headed out to the site, where an inspection was carried out.
The vessel was spectacular, and had lain undisturbed for thousands of years.
Carbon dating has now revealed that the vessel is 4500 years old - older than Stonehenge.
One of the team set about creating an accurate drawing of the vessel, and located an integral longitudinal strength member, and two integral transverse members. It seems that structural naval architecture had early beginnings.
This vessel is constructed from one section of oak - probably 50ft long and dead straight. The area must have been closely wooded with these huge trees - and evidence of them remains in the form of bog oak - and rarely found artifacts such as this vessel.