#GalwayHooker - Traditional Galway Hookers will converge on Kinvara next weekend (14-16 August) for the annual Cruinniú na mBád, or 'Gathering of the Boats'.
As the Galway Advertiser reports, the festival that brings together the local favourite Galway Hookers with other classic wooden boat designs has been a fixture of the southern Galway Bay village since 1979.
This year's event will be the first since the passing of its founder Tony Moylan in June, and he will be foremost in mind during the weekend's festivities.
The highlight of these will surely be when three original hookers from the mid 1800s load up with turf in Connemara before making passage across Galway Bay, just as they would have done in their workhorse days.
The Galway Advertiser has more on the story HERE.