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 existing between the coasts. 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 existing between the coasts. 

11 August: Gleoiteoga Móra & Beaga race is on Saturday at 4.00pm.
Skippers meeting at 2.30pm.
12 August: Báid Mhóra & Leath Bháid race is on Sunday at 3.30pm.
Skippers meeting at 2.30pm.