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Mc Dara Festival

Sunday 15th July Skipper meeting at 12.30 on Mace Pier. Gleoiteoga Móra & Beaga race at 1.00 in Mace. Monday 16th July Holy Mass on the island at 12. Skipper meeting at 2.00 on the island. Báid Mhóra & Leath Bháid race at 2.30, starting at the Island.
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Féile na mBád - Kilkieran

Race of Gleoiteoga Móra & Beaga Saturday at 3.00 - Skipper meeting at 2.30. Race of Báid Mhóra & Leath Bháid Sunday at 2.30. - Skipper meeting at 2.00 Good luck!
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Féile na mBád Spiddal

The races for Báid Mhóra and Leath Bháid will be on tomorrow at 2.30. Skippers meeting at 2. Good luck!
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Rosmuck Races

Gleoiteoga Móra & Gleoiteoga Beaga (Léig 1 & 2) Races will be held on Saturday at 1.30 pm. Báid Mhóra & Leath Bháid Raceswill be held on Sunday at 1.30 pm. Skippers Meeting at 1.00pm on both days - Good luck!
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Bádóirí an Claddagh

The Races for all classes of Galway Hookers (Báid Mhóra, Leath Bháid, Gleoiteoga Móra & Gleoiteoga Beaga) will be held on Sundays off the Beach Road. The R.I.B. will collect one from each boat for the skipper meeting at 2:15, the race will start immediately. There will be a dinner for the boat...
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Celebrating the past

This year marks an important milestone for our Association, which was established 40 years ago. We have chosen to celebrate this birthday with a special gift to our followers: a photo gallery collecting images of the glorious past days of Galway hooker. We do hope that young generations will be...
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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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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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Our Books

  • The Galway Hooker is a traditional boat distinctive to Galway Bay and Connemara coasts. This beautiful craft has now become an accepted icon of the cultural heritage of Connemara.

  • A photographic report of all the races of the season, with images of the most exciting and thrilling moments of every Regatta. Races are held in Galway and all over the South Connemara.

Calendar of Races

Please note: dates may vary due to weather conditions.