Kildare (narrowboat)

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Kildare is an un-powered butty boat constructed of riveted iron. It was built around 1913 by Braithwaite & Kirk of West Bromwich to be towed behind a powered craft like President. It is complete with a fully fitted boatman’s living cabin and traditional covering cloths over the main hold area, it is now owned by the Black Country Living Museum, where it is based and can be seen dockside in the Lord Ward’s Canal Arm at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley when she is not out on the canal system with President . Boat is maintained and operated by Friends of President on behalf of the Black Country Living Museum. Kildare is on the National Historic Ships register.

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