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A twinning ceremony for LÉ William Butler Yeats is to take place this weekend in the City of Galway. Afloat adds the newest OPV P60 class vessel in service, is seen above underway departing Cork Harbour. A newbuild sister, LE George Bernard Shaw is scheduled for sea trials this month.
#GalwayHarbour - The mid-west city of Galway is to be twinned with the Irish Naval Service newest ship, LÉ William Butler Yeats, at a reception this weekend to mark and honour the relationship between the city and vessel. As the…
Sailability Sailors From all Four Provinces Converge on Galway Galway Bay Sailing Club
This past weekend Galway Bay Sailing Club played host to the Hansa Nationals and Presidents Cup at The Port of Galway. Team of Sailability sailors from all 4 provinces converged on Galway for the weekend and Champagne sailing conditions on…
Irish Sailing expects to welcome 100 participants each day to the Watersports Inclusion Games in Galway
There are three days to go to the Watersports Inclusion Games in Galway this weekend, 25th and 26th August. The Games provide a chance for participants with various abilities on the physical, sensory, intellectual and learning difficulty spectrums to try…
The basin of Dun Aengus Dock, Galway Port
#GalwayHarbour - The Connacht Tribune writes that the final part of the jigsaw for the Galway Harbour Company in the protracted planning process for a €126 million port extension will be submitted this month. Consultants are to lodge details of…
Rescue 115 was involved in the SAR operation in Galway Bay since yesterday, Thursday 12 April
#Galway - A body was found this morning (Friday 13 April) in the search for a swimmer missing off Salthill in Galway since yesterday. The Irish Coast Guard’s Shannon-based helicopter Rescue 115 spotted the body on the seabed in shallow…
Kinvara Pier on Galway Bay
A series of public meetings will take place in Ballyvaughan, Maree and Kinvara over the coming week in relation to the work of CuanBeo (the Living Bay), a recently formed community-based organisation established with a mission of improving the quality…
A computer rendering of the proposed Páirc na Mara in Connemara
#PáircNaMara - Galway County Council is seeking further details on the Páirc na Mara development for Connemara, following an objection from a local group opposed to salmon farming. New plans for the ‘marine innovation park’ were submitted late last year by…
An artist’s impression of the student blocks earmarked for Queen Street, plans for which have been appealed by four local parties
#Property - Four different parties have lodged an appeal against plans for student housing on the former Topaz oil site in Galway Docks, according to Galway Bay FM. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Galway County Council granted planning permission for…
Galway Bay SC sailor Aaron O’Reilly sent us this brief video of the clinker-built fishing boat which ended up perilously balanced – but miraculously secured – right on top of the pier across the Corrib from the Claddagh
It will take some time to fully assess the many damaging effects of Storm Eleanor, which this week barrelled into Galway Bay in a very focused tunnel of extreme winds just as an exceptionally high Spring Tide was hitting the…
Foreshore Lease Approved For Galway Bay Marine Energy Test Site
#GalwayBay - In a major boost for the marine energy sector, the Government has approved a 35-year foreshore lease for an upgraded test site in Galway Bay off Spiddal. Galway Bay FM reports on yesterday’s (Tuesday 19 December) announcement that…
Don’t they know it’s Christmas? The west coast may have had some serious storm batterings recently, but Christmas calms - the Halcyon days – have descended on Galway Harbour this week. Yet some reports suggest that not everyone is delighted with the brightly festive boats in the city-centre marina
There’s a modern tradition in Ireland’s only truly city centre marina – right in the heart of Galway – that restraint is abandoned when it comes to hanging out the Christmas lights in the rigging of boats berthed there writes…
Returning to Galway will be all the fun and action of SeaFest from 29th June to 1st July 2018
#Seafest2018 - Returning to Galway in 2018 will be Seafest, Ireland's biggest and most spectacular maritime festival. For three days SeaFest 2018 take place from from 29th June to 1st July – a weekend of fun, family friendly events not…
An artist’s impression of the new student blocks earmarked for Queen Street in Galway Docks
#Property - Galway City Council has granted permission for the construction of new student accommodation on the former Topaz oil site in Galway Docks, as Galway Bay FM reports. Two blocks of seven and eight storeys each would provide 345…
Bibby Stockholm is one of two large-scale apartment barges proposed as a solution for students struggling to find accommodation in Galway
#Galway - Galway Harbour Company has ruled out any notion of floating student accommodation in the city’s docks. According to Galway Bay FM, harbour CEO Eamon Bradshaw said lack of space in the inner docks was the reason for rejecting…
Bibby Stockholm is one of two large-scale apartment barges that could house students struggling to find accommodation in Galway
#Galway - A property management firm in Galway believes a solution to the city’s rental crisis for students could be found in the form of large-scale floating accommodation, according to The Irish Times. Winters Property says it could have two…
The IDRA 14 fleet at their Nationals 2017 which concluded on Saturday at Galway Bay SC. The diverse wooden and glassfibre fleet included Number 1, Chimaera (Killian Sargent, right,) which was built in 1946
The IDRA14 Class Association held their National Championships at Galway Bay Sailing Club from Thursday through Saturday. The 1946-founded class of both wooden and fibreglass clinker-built boats is now made up mainly of sailors based in the Dublin Bay clubs,…

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