Carraroe is famous for its traditional fishing boats known as Galway Hookers. Boats such as Báid Mhóra (big boats) and Leathbháid (half-boats) were used in earlier times for hauling turf from the peat bogs to the Aran Islands and the Burren of County Clare. The smaller boats, Gleoiteoga, were traditionally used for fishing. Today the main activity of all these boats is racing, and there are numerous regattas along the Connemara coast.
Féile an Dóilín is the West of Ireland’s premier maritime festival, taking place annually on the shores of Carraroe. Celebrating the region’s rich maritime history, the festival has something to offer to everyone, young and old. The festival includes lectures on maritime history and boat-making exhibitions.
Carraroe Holiday Cottages : Carraroe : Prices on request
Carraroe Holiday Village is the perfect location for touring Connemara, Galway and the Aran Islands. There are 10 traditional three star cottages and three four star houses. The holiday village is set amongst the stunning beauty of Connemara’s landscape. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +353 (0) 91 55 1170