Galway Hookers
Association

Galway Hookers
Association

Galway Hookers
Association

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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  • Donncha Mac Con Iomaire

    Chairperson - Manager
  • Maria Uí Bhriain

    Secretary
  • Eilís Petroni

    Webmaster - Media Manager