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East meets West for Galway Hooker

Published 06/01/2012 | 05:00

EAST met West as Abu Dhabi welcomed the first ever Galway Hooker into the Arabian Gulf.

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The Nora Bheag (left) is almost 100 years old, but undertook a voyage from the West of Ireland lasting eight weeks -- however the hooker was shipped out in its container instead of taking to the high seas unaided.

Nora Bheag arrived in perfect condition for the maiden voyage by a traditional Irish sailing craft in Middle Eastern waters at the hands of owner Coilin Hernon and family, along with a crew of Mike and Sue Fahy and founder of the Galway Hooker Association Padraic de Bhaldraithe.

Irish Independent

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