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Still from the time lapse video showing one of the massive turbine blades on Galway's dockside
Galway Harbour
#GalwayPort - The Port of Galway has tweeted a time lapse video of an enormous turbine blade being manoeuvred into position for transport to the new Galway Wind Park project last week. Galway Harbour is playing a key role in…
Inis Mór Ferry Operator Makes Deal To Halve Passenger Levy & Resume Winter Service
Ferry
#AranIslands - The deadlock over Inis Mór’s winter ferry service appears to be over, after the ferry operator agreed to continue absorbing the costs of the council-imposed passenger levy. According to Galway Bay FM, Island Ferries Teo’s proposal to reduce…
’Tis the season to be jolly – and ahead of the game. The festive lights on the marina boats in Galway Dock are starting to become competitive
Galway Harbour
Galway Docks, with the water level kept constant by an access lock to the sea, matches well with Eyre Square as a nautical version of the city’s most significant public space writes W M Nixon. And with Christmas upon us,…
Was Galway Port Sabotaged? (Podcast)
Island Nation
In my last Podcast, I expressed the opinion that it is strange how things happen. This was again underlined for me as I prepared the new edition of my maritime programme which you can listen to below. Galway Port Company…
Online Entry Opens for Irish Cruiser Nationals 2017 at Royal Cork Yacht Club
ICRA
Both the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) and the Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) have just launched their respective websites for the ICRA National Championships which will take place at the Crosshaven club from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June.…
Campaigners Fear ‘Back Door’ Salmon Farming Via Galway Bay Test Site
Fishing
#FishFarm - Could proposals for the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site provide a back door for fish farming in the bay? That’s the concern of local campaigners after a Statutory Instrument was enacted earlier this month that…
LÉ William Butler Yeats berthed at Haulbowline in August 2016
Navy
#Navy - Taoiseach Enda Kenny will officiate the twinning of the new Naval Service vessel LÉ William Butler Yeats with the city of Galway on Monday 17 October, as the Connacht Tribune reports. The City of the Tribes was previously…
Enda O'Coineen addresses the media at this week's Vendee Globe press conference in Paris
Vendee Globe
Galway Bay sailor Enda O'Coineen (60) took his place among 29 skippers from 10 countries gathered in the heart of Paris this week for the official Vendee Globe 2016 press conference. Media from around the world came to hear how preparations…
Galway Bay
Fishing
The death in hospital of a lone fisherman after a tragic accident in Galway Bay on Wednesday moved Pierce Purcell of Galway Bay Sailing Club to post these thoughts yesterday to his fellow GBSC members, and he has forwarded them…
Galway Docks
Galway Harbour
#Galway - Galway is missing out on millions of euro annually due to a lack of modern marina facilities, according to a top Irish sailing executive. Pierce Purcell of Galway Bay Sailing Club told the Connacht Tribune that investment in…
Deadline Extended Till September On Galway Bay Marine Test Site Consultation
Galway Harbour
#SeaPower - The public consultation period for the Marine Institute’s foreshore lease application to upgrade the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site has been extended once more, until 5pm on Friday 9 September. This latest extension follows the…
Public Meeting In Connemara On Galway Bay Marine Test Site
Galway Harbour
#SeaPower - The Marine Institute will host a third public information meeting on the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site next Thursday 21 July at 7:30pm in the Connemara Coast Hotel in Furbo, Co Galway. The meeting is…
West Is Best For Dinghies at Galway Bay Sailing Club
Galway Harbour
Dinghy West, scheduled for Galway Bay Sailing Club on the weekend of 8th to 10th July, is steadily gathering momentum with a sizable fleet expected. Alan Donnelly, GBSC Rear Commodore for Dinghy Racing, has put a very good programme together…
Extension To Public Consultation On Galway Bay Test Site
Galway Harbour
#GalwayBay - The public notice period for the Marine Institute’s foreshore lease application to upgrade the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site has been extended by two weeks to Friday 1 July 2016. Following representations to the Foreshore…
Public Information Evening On Galway Bay Marine Test Site Lease Application
Galway Harbour
#GalwayBay - A public information evening will take place in Spiddal this Tuesday 14 June on the Marine Institute’s application to upgrade the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site. Speakers from the Marine Institute, SmartBay Ireland and the…
The Government will not be providing funding for the proposed Galway Port development
Galway Harbour
#PortExpansion - The Connacht Tribune writes that the Government has no intention of providing Galway Harbour with part-financing to enable expansion plans. Shane Ross, the new Transport Minister, reiterated in Dáil Éireann that the State would not be funding the…
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