Winners - Buaiteorí 2017

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Rásaí na Húicéirí, the book

Galway Hookers Association and Seanchaí Editions are happy to invite you to the launch of the new book “ Rásaí na Húicéirí - Galway Hokers Regattas ”. The venue: Tigh Khitt , the date: Saturday 2nd December at 8 p.m. Click HERE for more info or to buy it.
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Boatmen Dinner 2017

The Boatmen Dinner 2017 turned out to be a pleasant event. The dining room was crowded with the boatmen and their families, each one enjoying the meal and sharing in company and laughter. At the end of the dinner, Donncha said a few words, reporting the activities of GHA, what was achieved till...
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RIB

The Galway Hooker Association has a RIB type boat for attending the regattas during the sailing season. Aboard with the RIB skipper, the race referee is there to assure that the races are run fairly and also to assist in any accident or emergency that might occur during the regatta. Like all...
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Navigation Course

The Galway Hooker Association is providing a shore-based course in navigation for its members with the support of the BIM FLAG scheme. Galway Hooker sailors are naturally gifted mariners and this course in Coastal Navigation will enhance their expertise at sea. It is also a great opportunity for...
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Féile an tSrutháin - Carraroe

Join us for the Féile an tSrutháin in Carraroe,1-3 September - Here the scheduled Events: Friday 5.30 pm - Gleoiteoga Beaga L 1 Race Peigín Staff Memorial Cup sponsored by Jo & Stiofán de Bhailis - Gleoiteoga Beaga L 2 Race Sponsored by Máirtín Mac Donnacha - Gleoiteoga Móra Race Stiofán Staff...
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Cruinniú na mBád - Kinvara

On the third weekend of August many hookers take part in a three-day revival of the old working days: after loading the boats with turf in Connemara, the hookers sail to Kinvara for Cruinniú na mBád - The Gathering of the Boats - which represents a celebration of the commerce traditions once...
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Rossaveel Regatta

Rossaveel race will take place on Saturday 5th August 2017. The starting ( Báid Mhóra and Leath Bháid only) is at 3 pm . Thee meeting for the crews is at Rossaveel pier at 2 pm .
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"Johnny Bailey" Race

This race is held every year in memory of Johnny Bailey, owner of "An Capall". The course is from Chuigeal to Maimeen Pier. No points are awarded to competing boats, as this is a memorial race to honour a great boatman, the last trading skipper of a Galway hooker, who died on 26th September 2004....
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Féile Chuigéal

Our next meeting is Féile Chuigéil : see you in Lettermullan during the last weekend of July (29th - 30th). Saturday at 1p.m. Gleoiteoga Móra and Gleoiteoga Beaga Sunday at 1 p.m. Báid Mhóra and Leathbháid
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Roundstone Regatta

Join us for the Roundstone Regatta on 22 - 23 July! Races start at 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
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Mc Dara Festival

Update : no races on Saturday, due to adverse weather conditions. This Festival was the starting point for the hooker’s revival in 1976, when the carefully restored “Morning Star” took part in the race. The Holy Mass in honour of the Saint is held in the morning and it is followed by the Galway...
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Féile na mBád Kilkieran

Féile na mBád will take place In Kilkieran on 2nd July 2017. All the classes of boats are competing on Sunday, scheduled as follow: 1.30 pm Race of Gleoiteoga Móra and Beaga (L 1 and L 2) 4 pm Race of Leathbháid and Báid Mhóra 6 pm Prize-giving at Tigh Chadhain (Coyne's Bar and Bistrò) in Kilkieran
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Féile an Dóilín

Our next meeting is Féile an Dóilín : see you in Carraroe during the last weekend of June (23th - 25th) There will be Hooker Boat Races along with plenty of games & fun for children & adults. Come along for a fun filled weekend!
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Wiora Race

The Galway Hookers are taking part in the WIORA - West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association: we do hope this will be a good promotion of our traditional boats amongst the yachting community. WIORA 2017 Race will take place at the Aran Islands and will be hosted by Club Seoltóireacht...
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Húicéirí, Galway Hookers, the Book

Hot out of Press! Húicéirí - Galway Hookers , has been recently published by Seanchaí Editions. After an overview of the hookers, their History and an outlook on their future, the book presents also a detailed boat's profile for every craft sailing during the Summer season 2016. Click here if you...
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