The Galway Hooker - Fine art giclee print - Blue, Boat, Boats, Claddagh, Fishing, Galway, Galway Bay, Galway Hooker, Hooker, Red, Sky, Spanish Arch, Summer, Waterscape

The Galway Hooker

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The Galway hooker is a traditional fishing boat used in Galway Bay off the west coast of Ireland. The hooker was developed for the strong seas there. Traditionally, the boat is black (being coated in pitch) and the sails are a dark red-brown.

Recently there has been a major revival, and renewed interest in the Galway hooker, and the boats are still being painstakingly constructed. The festival of Cruinniú na mBád is held each year, when boats race across Galway Bay from Connemara to Kinvara on the Galway/Clare county boundary.