Photographer's Note

Regatta day in Connemara! This boats are called Galway Hookers. They're traditional Irish boats from the region of Galway and prepared to sail the rough seas there. They have a single mast with a main sail and two foresails. Traditionally, the boat is black and the sails are a dark red-brown.
These boats have been used for at least two hundred years, but there has been a recent revival with a big race across Galway Bay from Connemara to Kinvara.
The town had a festive air with the boat race and was crowded with both tourists and people from the surrounding area. It was nice to see them dance and party!
I hope you like this Irish postcard. Thanks for your visit and your comments!
NOTE: Truja has mentioned the photo looks tilted. I think that's an optical effect of the curved shore, as the roofs of the houses seem to be straight. How do you see it?

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