A photographic book containing many shots of dogs taken through years all over Europe and in many different situations. Sometimes dogs are alone, sometimes they interact with man, helping him at work or during his leisure time. All these photos have anyway a common denominator: the ability of these animals in improving every minute of our days.
The Authors are convinced that in dogs'eyes it is possible to detect feelings and emotions born out of an ancient pact which men too often overlook; therefore realizing that calling them “just” dogs can’t be enough… They give us unique moments, therefore they deserve that very special name which only our love can suggest.
A photographic report of all the Galway Hookers Races in which took part all the classes of these boats (Báid Mhóra, Leath Bháid, Gleoiteoga Móra, Gleoiteoga Beaga L1 and L2). Races are held in Galway and all over the South Connemara: Rossaveal, Spiddal, Kilkieran, Lettermullan, Carraroe, Rosmuc, Cashel, Roundstone and two of the Aran Islands (Inishmore and Inishmaan) are traditional venues for Summer Regattas.
If you're in love with this iconic, traditional boat, this book is the ideal complement to "Húicéirí - Galway Hookers" book, published in 2015.
The Galway Hooker (húicéir in Irish) is a traditional boat distinctive to Galway Bay and the coast of Connemara. This iconic craft, sturdy, yet elegant and agile, is characterized by a black-coloured hull (the colour was originally due to a tar coating) and rust-red sails. The Galway hooker has nowadays become an icon in Ireland and abroad; her distinctive silhouette is quite rightly the emblem on the crest of Galway County Council. This revival is actively promoted by Cumann na Húicéirí - the Galway Hooker Association, and by Bádóirí an Chladaigh - the Claddagh Boatmen Association.
These wonderful boats can be admired while competing in the regattas taking place in Summer months. A full size hooker, the Mairtin Oliver, is "moored" in Galway City Museum.
Sometimes words are not enough to fully evoke the beauty of a landscape, the strong community bonds among the people who inhabit it, the traditions that make it alive and challenging, constantly evolving and yet firmly rooted in the past. For this reason at Seanchai Editions we prefer relying on the evocative power of images to illustrate the magical atmosphere of Connemara.
Connemara is a state of mind: whatever is, it fits like a glove to what you feel in your heart and your mind from moment to moment; you can wear it as a garment in which you feel perfectly at ease, you can live it with the same cozy intimacy of your domestic hearth; it is an ever-changing sky that lives within you and dances and sings to the sound of your personal inner music ... An Irish proverb says “An rud a líonas an tsúil líonann sé an croí - What fills the eyes, fills the heart”: living in Connemara, whether for a few hours or for a whole life, will make you realize the truth in these words.