Tribes on the Tide

Date 17.08.2020 - 31.10.2020
Organiser Bádóirí an Chladaigh
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The beloved hookers are an integral part of Galway life and culture. Their story is Galway’s story.

‘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.

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.

From October 2020 to March 2021, Bádóirí an Chladaigh will aspire to engage primary schools in Galway, children will learn the history and boating tradition of the Claddagh and the story of Galway’s ‘Tribes’

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