The Last Galway Hooker



Dublin: the Dolmen Press, 1962.

By Richard Murphy. Set in Perpetua type. 8.25 X 5.5 ins. 16 pp. Second printing. Sewn into card covers with grey paper wraps. Title and wood engraving of Galway Hooker on upper cover. Richard Murphy restored the last Galway-built Hooker and sailed her off the Connemara coast. This documentary poem tells the history of his boat and presents a vivid record of a vanishing way of life. A very good copy.

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