Galway Hookers - Galway Tour

The Galway Hooker was a large sturdy working boat, primarily used in carriage of turf, seaweed, animals and people. Several Hookers have sailed to America, and many worked off Newfoundland fishing for Cod. they were the working boat of Galway Bay and could hold up to 100 passengers, or 50 sheep, or 20 cattle, or a huge load of turf or seaweed. Used for fishing too, they look beautiful plying the bay of a summers evening

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