Galway Hookers

Galway Hookers

Galway Hookers

An overview

The Galway Hooker

The Galway Hooker is a traditional boat distinctive to Galway Bay and the coast of Connemara. This iconic craft, sturdy, yet elegant and agile, is characterized by a black-coloured hull and rust-red sails.

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About the GHA

The Association

The Galway Hooker Association was established in 1978 for the purpose of promoting the restoration and preservation of these traditional boats in Ireland.

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Summer Races

The Races

Once utilitarian boats, the Galway hookers are now used as leisure crafts: the skills of boat builders and crews can be appreciated during the Summer Regattas.

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Calendar of Events

2019 Winners

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Báid Mhóra

An Tonaí

Leath Bháid


Gleoiteoga Móra

St. Katherine

Gleoiteoga Beaga L1

Naomh Sinach

Gleoiteoga Beaga L2

Niamh Marie

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