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. 

Scheduled events

Friday 18
7 pm Loading of turf boats -  An Sruthán Pier, Carraroe

Saturday 19
8.30
am turf boats depart from Carraroe
4 pm Gleoiteoga race from Parkmore (Kinvara)
5 pm  Arrival of turfs boats at Kinvara pier, followed by communal unloading of turf

Sunday 20
12 am Holy Mass and blessing of the Boats - Kinvara Pier
2.30 pm Meeting of skippers at Kinvara Pier
3.30 pm Báid Mhóra and Leath Bháid races - Kinvara