Galway Hookers in Roundstone

Clifden Arts Trail

Sailing Day for the Galway Hookers
The Lone Rider galway hooker oil painting

The Lone Rider - Galway Hooker

The Galway hooker is a traditional fishing boat used in Galway Bay off the west coast of Ireland. The hooker was developed for the strong seas there. It is identified by its sharp, clean entry, bluff bow, marked tumblehome and raked transom. Its sail plan consists of a single mast with a main sail and two foresails.

The Clifden arts festival is on and my painting of the Galway Hookers proudly sits in the window of Hehirs of Clifden 

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 Galway Hookers at Roundstone – at Hehirs of Clifden for Arts Trail[/caption]

A short while ago, I had the  absolute joy to catch the Regatta in the very charming village of   Roundstone in the heart of Connemara.  As a result, I have felt a strong urge to paint the Galway Hooker fishing boats.  Would you agree that they appear to so majestic, beautiful and strong with their beautiful red sails.

Roundstone is on the west coast of Connemara an area of outstanding natural beauty and inspiration for many artists with hills, valleys and beautiful coastlines.


Galway Hookers at Roundstone 24x18 inches - Oil on Canvas
Galway Hookers at Roundstone 24×18 inches – Oil on Canvas

There are so many interesting  places to visit in Connemara, for example:

The Lone Rider 14 x12 Oil on canvas
The Lone Rider 14 x12 Oil on canvas

The rugged, glacially sculpted backdrop to Roundstone is the majestic mountain of Errisbeg, which rises to almost 1,000 feet. No visit to Connemara is ever complete without a visit to the harbour village of Roundstone. It is an ideal base from which to explore the wonderful ice-age scoured and lake-strewn Roundstone Bog. South of the village the crescent-shaped beaches of Gurteen and Dog’s Bay and their intervening tombolo draw thousands each summer.


The TRio - Galway Hooker fishing boats oil painting
The Trio 10 x 20 inches – Oil on Board


Galway Hooker Boats 16x12 inches - Oil on Block Canvas - Donna McGee Art
Galway Hooker Boats 16×12 inches – Oil on Block Canvas

All of these paintings are currently available for purchase.

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