Using still images and film footage taken over thirty years ago, photographer Joe St Leger tells the story of photographing the last of the hooker boatmen of Connemara.Hookers-2


For centuries Galway hookers sailed the waters of Galway Bay transporting people, goods, and animals, and connecting remote coastal communities like the Aran Islands, Galway city and market towns like Kinvara.

Bádóirí - Hookers crossing Galway Bay

Transport and fishing once provided work for hundreds of these boats and their crews, but by the 1960s their working days were coming to an end, and many old boats were abandoned.


Please come and join us, this Thursday March 31st at 8 pm for the story of the hookers of Connemara.