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Salthill Airshow

A Red Arrows Hawk aircraft pulls up from a dive during the Salthill Airshow. Sunday 6 July 2003. Photo: Joe Desbonnet.
A Red Arrows Hawk aircraft pulls up from a dive during at the Salthill Airshow. Sunday 6 July 2003. Photo: Joe Desbonnet.

The Vixen Break at the end of the Red Arrows display. In the background is LE Ciara (Irish Naval Service) and the Clare mountains in the distance. Photo: Joe Desbonnet The Vixen Breakat the end of the Red Arrows display. In the background is LE Ciara (Irish Naval Service) and the Clare mountains in the distance. Photo: Joe Desbonnet

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Around Galway

A labrador watches the sunset at Salthill, Sunday 6 April 2003. Photo: Joe Desbonnet
A labrador watches the sunset at Salthill, Sunday 6 April 2003.
Photo: Joe Desbonnet
Claddagh at night. Photo: Joe Desbonnet
Claddagh at night. Photo: Joe Desbonnet

Galway Hooker Boats

Galway Hooker Boat moored at Claddagh

The Galway Hooker was an 18th century development; a boat constructed with the specific needs of the fishermen of the West in mind which quickly became their very own. The Galway Hooker is a unique variation, developed for the often unwieldy seas off the West Coast. It is most easily identified by the sail formation, which is extremely distinctive and quite beautiful. It consisted of a single mast with a main sail and two foresails. A derivation of the Hooker was the Pucan, which had one main sail and one foresail, and is also unique to Galway. Recently there has been a major revival, and renewed interest in the Hooker, and the boats are still being painstakingly constructed. The best place to see them? - Cruinniu na Mbad at Kinvara annually - the sight of twenty odd hookers on the bay will take your breath away!

Galway Hooker BoatGalway Hooker Boat

Photos courtesy Lane Studios.


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