‘Tribes on the Tide’ is a celebration of Galway’s maritime heritage, traditions and culture and will showcase the traditional Galway Hookers in their finest glory sailing on Galway Bay and moored in the Claddagh Basin. Bringing to view the boats’ history, design, craft and seamanship together with music, song and storytelling, linking Galway’s past and looking to a new and exciting future.
From January 2021 to March 2021, Bádóirí an Chladaigh will engage with primary schools in Galway city and county, children will learn the history and boating tradition of the Claddagh, the story of the Galway ‘Tribes’ and essential water safety skills”.
March 2021 will mark the ‘Welcome Home of Maircín Joe’, the second vessel of its’ class built in Galway since 1922 and lovingly restored by Bádóirí an Chladaigh. This 32ft Laithbháid will be launched along the Long Walk where the original vessel was launched and fitted for her sails – a fitting tribute to this majestic vessel. The public will also have the opportunity to meet with the Bádóirí builders & sailors.
For further information and updates visit: www.thegalwayhookers.com