Inishbofin
Inishbofin
€ 10.00
Inishbofin
An hidden gem of Connemara, this little island has a lot to offer to visitors: crystalline blue waters, interesting walks in an unspoilt country, magnificent views of the surrounding sea, plus the genuine atmosphere of old Irish way of life. The Island is easily reached by daily Ferry crosses starting from Cleggan. In this poster: an aerial view of the Cromwellian Barracks, at the entrance of the harbour.
€ 10.00
Lettermullan Regatta
Lettermullan Regatta
€ 10.00
Lettermullan Regatta
Another village located in the Gaeltacht, one of the Irish-speaking areas of South Connemara. The Galway Hookers races are very popular during summer, and every commuunity organizes its own "Feilé" (Festival) with traditional music, fun and entertainment for everyone.
€ 10.00
Omey Races
Omey Races
€ 10.00
Omey Races
Sometimes also called "The other Galway Races", Omey Horse races take place on the strand of Omey, a little tidal island isolated from the mainland during the daily high tide. You can easily reach Omey by foot starting from Claddaghduff, but be aware of the tide timetable!! The skills of young jockers will thrill the both locals and tourists.
€ 10.00
Sunset on Sruthán
Sunset on Sruthán
€ 10.00
Sunset on Sruthán
An Sruthán is one of the piers of Carraroe - South Connemara. This quaint little village hosts every June a big gathering of Galway hookers, the traditional sailing boats of the west coast of Ireland. All this area is proud of its Gaelic heritage and traditions; people still speak Irish here, but their friendly welcoming will warm the holidays of every tourist.
€ 10.00
The Galway Hooker
The Galway Hooker
€ 10.00
The Galway Hooker
The Galway Hooker (húicéir in Irish) is a traditional boat distinctive to Galway Bay and Connemara coasts. This beautiful craft, sturdy and yet elegant and agile, has now become an accepted icon of the cultural heritage of Connemara. The boat in the poster is "Norah" an example of Leath Bháid ( Half Boats), one of the four classes of these crafts.
€ 10.00
Camus Bay
Camus Bay
€ 10.00
Camus Bay
Camus Bay - the name refers to its peculiar shape which makes the tides coming and going through the narrow strait at Dun Manus and entering Camus bay at an angle. The little village of Camus is divided in Camus Íochtair (Lower) and Camus Uachtair (Upper). This picture was taken from the latter one.
€ 10.00
Dawros aerial view
Dawros aerial view
€ 10.00
Dawros aerial view
An aerial view of Dawros Bay, near Letterfrack. In the background it is possible seeing Tully mountain and the Twelve Bens just beside it. The sea waters deeply meander in every little cove and Connemara national Park is worth a visit. The main attraction of the park is the Diamond Hill, from which you can enjoy spectacular 360° degrees views all over the bay.
€ 10.00
The Twelve Bens
The Twelve Bens
€ 10.00
The Twelve Bens
The Twelve Bens, or Twelve Pins are also known in Irish as Na Beanna Beola. This mountain range made of of sharp-peaked quartzite is located northeast of Roundstone. Frequent rainfall and steep-sided mountains produce an abundance of small trickles and streams which descend into wide-bottomed valleys below the Twelve Pins to join larger streams with riffles and pools. The highest point in the Twelve Bens is Benbaun at 729 metres.
€ 10.00
Sunset on Mullaghglass
Sunset on Mullaghglass
€ 10.00
Sunset on Mullaghglass
Mullaghglass is located in the serene Renvyle Peninsula, dominated by Tully mountain. Many little villages are scattered in this area: Letterfrack, the starting point to visit Connemara National Park and Tullycross with its typical thatched cottages, just to name a few. Nearby there are lovely beaches, such as Lettergesh and Glassilaun, where tourists and locals can take pleasant walks in an unspoilt scenery.
€ 10.00
The Old Lady
The Old Lady
from Eilis Petroni
€ 10.00
The Old Lady
from Eilis Petroni
May a boat have a soul? Four generations of an Irish family, the McDonaghs, firmly believe it. The Old Lady tells the poignant story of an iconic Galway hooker and her owners: Braendán, Seán, Pádraig and Conor. For them all the Old Lady represents their choice of a free, independent life, driven by variable winds and by their inner strength. Their stories are intrinsically linked to that of the boat through many ordinary and extraordinary events. Far beyond being a means of livelihood, the boat is a source of emotional support and inspiration for the McDonaghs and for the people related to them in various ways. The Old Lady represents the living symbol of a legacy spanning across a century, bridging the lives, the experiences and the dreams of the old and the young generations.
€ 10.00
Conamara
Conamara
from Eilis Petroni & Liam Dossena
€ 27.00
Conamara
from Eilis Petroni & Liam Dossena
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.
€ 27.00
Húicéirí-Galway Hookers
Húicéirí-Galway Hookers
from Eilis Petroni & Liam Dossena
€ 25.00
Húicéirí-Galway Hookers
from Eilis Petroni & Liam Dossena
The Galway Hooker (húicéir in Irish) is a traditional boat distinctive to Galway Bay and Connemara coasts. This beautiful craft, sturdy and yet elegant and agile, has now become an accepted icon of the cultural heritage of Connemara. This photographic book mentions the main building features of this craft, the four classes of hookers as well as giving some hints about its history, the past and present boat-builders and the decline and revival of these gorgeous old ladies of the sea. Once utilitarian boats, Hookers are now used as leisure crafts; 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.
€ 25.00
Rásaí na Húicéirí
Rásaí na Húicéirí
from Eilis Petroni & Liam Dossena
€ 20.00
Rásaí na Húicéirí
from Eilis Petroni & Liam Dossena
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.
€ 20.00
Inishbofin
Inishbofin
from Eilis Petroni & Liam Dossena
€ 15.00
Inishbofin
from Eilis Petroni & Liam Dossena
A photographic tour of Inishbofin, an island located more or less 10 km.off the coast of North Connemara. A truly hidden gem, this little island has a lot to offer to visitors: crystal blue waters, interesting walks in an unspoilt country, magnificent views of the surrounding sea and mountains and the genuine atmosphere of old Irish way of life.The images illustrating the book will lead you to the discovery of its wildlife, scenery and main events. A useful source of information before your trip, a pleasant souvenir of your visit and a nice gift for all the lovers of the magical landscape of Connemara.
€ 15.00
Someone calls them Dogs
Someone calls them Dogs
from Eilis Petroni & Liam Dossena
€ 10.00
Someone calls them Dogs
from Eilis Petroni & Liam Dossena
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. This book is supported by MADRA, a charity based in Camus which rescue and rehome dogs all over Connemara. A percentage of the proceeds of sales will be donated to MADRA to help them in providing their vital services to dogs.
€ 10.00