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Galway Hooker Fleet Illuminated for St Patrick's Weekend

18th March 2022
Badóirí an Cladaigh illuminated their fleet of Galway hookers for the St Patrick's Day festival
Badóirí an Cladaigh illuminated their fleet of Galway hookers for the St Patrick's Day festival Credit: Pat Cantwell via Facebook

Tributes have been paid to Badóirí an Cladaigh for illuminating their fleet of Galway hookers for the St Patrick's Day festival.

Galway-based photographer Pat Cantwell captured images of the fleet of vessels on the Claddagh basin in Galway city.

The group, which is one of two organisations in Galway city dedicated to restoration of the traditional craft, also lit the Naomh Crónán in Ukrainian colours as a mark of solidarity with the people of Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24th.

It also illuminated the gleoiteog Rosabel, named after the charity Rosabel's Rooms and moored at Raven Terrace. The gleoiteog was restored by Bádóirí an Cladaigh after it was acquired in 2008.

Rosabel's Rooms was established by Suzanne McClean and Gary Monroe in memory of their daughter Rosabel, who died suddenly in April 2017 when she was just 16 months old.

The charity provides family-focused bereavement suites in hospitals, designed in collaboration with the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Cantwell's photos can be viewed on Facebook here

Published in Galway Hookers
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