Invitation to the Launch of 'Loveen'.

Invitation to the Launch of 'Loveen'.

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Claddagh Hall

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Launch of 'Loveen' Saturday October 16th, 2021

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Please join us as we celebrate the restoration and launch of 'Loveen'.

‘Loveen’ is a 96-year-old Gleoiteog Galway Hooker which has been restored to her former glory and will return home to the Claddagh. She was bought in 2009 by Nicky Dolan of Claddagh. Nicky had spent a short time working on her before he passed away suddenly in 2011.

In 2012 the boat was presented to the Galway Sea Scouts by Cllr. Neil McNeilis and the Dolan family so that she could be used and appreciated by the wider community. Not equipped to handle the specialized maintenance required of a Galway Hooker, the scouts sought help from the local Claddagh community.

Community and spirit is at the heart of this project. Galway Hooker Sailing Club brought together a crew of Claddagh natives, community activists and volunteers, who under the guidance of the Hernon Family, the master boatbuilders and the Oliver Family (the oldest Claddagh fishing family) became the extraordinary people who who collectively restored the Hooker 'Loveen'.

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Nimmo's Pier

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