We are happy to publish this interesting research by Pádraig Ó Sabhain, focused on the central role of the Galway Hooker in the life of the isolated communities of South West Connemara. The links in the right column give you the possibility to read this research online or to download the pdf file and read it at your leisure. Well done Pádraig! And thank you to enhance once again the importance of a boat which represents our cultural heritage and the very essence of people of South West Connemara.