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Father and son team – Patrick & Morgan Oliver aboard their 7 Metre Cheetah Class Catamaran in Galway Docks
The Galway father and son who located two missing paddleboarders off the Aran islands last month have recorded another rescue. Patrick and Morgan Oliver pulled a man from the river Corrib this morning after he was spotted in the water…
Multi-instrumentalist, Liam Ó Maonlaí, in fine tune during rehearsals for Óró
The fragility of coastal languages, music and poetry will be celebrated by ten artists from five countries with minority languages at a Galway 2020 show opening in south Connemara next week. Musician Liam Ó Maonlaí, who participated in the last…
Galway’s Claddagh Quay
Galway’s Claddagh Quay is the location for a 24-hour digital art exhibit which has been weather-proofed for the Atlantic elements. Climate crisis is the theme of “Mirror Pavilion”, which was designed by John Gerrard as Galway 2020 European cultural capital…
Carol Commons and Laura O’Hara completed their 13km distance in Kilcummin, Co Mayo
This year’s Galway Bay Swim took on a different format than usual, as participants were encouraged to ‘swim the bay their way’. As Galway Daily reports, social distancing issues prevented the annual gathering of open sea swimmers to cross Galway…
Ella Glynn, who was rescued with her cousin Sara Feeney off Inis Oirr earlier this month, pictured with her parents Johnny and Deirdre on Sunday after she arrived home from University Hospital Galway
The Irish Coast Guard has said it is reviewing the rescue of two young women who survived 15 hours at sea on paddleboards after they were swept across Galway Bay. As The Irish Independent reports today, Independent Galway West TD…
Sara Feeney speaks to Lorna Siggins on the RTE podcast
Sara Feeney, the Galway woman who survived 15 hours at sea on paddleboards with her cousin Ellen Glynn, has paid a further tribute to those involved in rescue at sea. In an interview with RTE Radio 1 Countrywide, she has…
The floats marking crab pots 2 miles south west of Inis Oirr
Aran island fisherman Bertie Donohue says he is “amazed” at the resilience of the two young Galway women who survived a 15-hour ordeal after their paddleboards were swept across Galway bay last week. “They are two very tough, very brave…
Patrick Oliver and his son Morgan, who rescued cousins Ellen Glynn and Sara Feeney off Inis Oirr island, with some of Patrick’s RNLI colleagues on their arrival back at the Galway RNLI Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks
Galway student Sara Feeney (23) has said she is “overwhelmed” with gratitude for the hundreds of people who searched overnight when she and her cousin Ellen Glynn (17) were swept out to the mouth of Galway Bay on paddleboards last…
Ellen Glynn was rescued after 15 hours at sea
Taylor Swift songs and shooting stars sustained cousins Ellen Glynn (17) and Sara Feeney (23) during their 15-hour overnight ordeal on paddleboards in Galway Bay. “I think I know every line of Taylor Swift – we sang them all,” Ellen…
Fishermen Patrick and Morgan Oliver who located the missing paddleboarders being accompanied by Galway RNLI Crew into Galway Harbour
When Helen Feeney took a photo of her daughter, Sara (23), and niece Ellen (17), off Furbo beach on the northern shore of Galway Bay, the pair were happy out on stand-up paddleboards. It was a bright warm summer’s evening,…
File image of Blackpool Diving Tower in Salthill
Salthill’s Blackrock Diving Tower reopened yesterday (Wednesday 12 August) with Galway city officials keeping a watchful eye after it was closed following reports of overcrowding, according the Connacht Tribune reports. Access to the tower was barred on Tuesday amid social…
Hildegarde Naughton is Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton has praised the coastguard, Garda and local volunteers for their quick response in the rescue of two missing paddle boarders in Galway Bay today, Thursday 13 August. As reported earlier on Afloat.ie, the two young…
Aran Islands RNLI lifeboat was involved in the extensive Galway Bay search. The  girls were found off Inisheer
The two young women paddleboarders who went missing off Furbo on the northern shore of Galway Bay at 8 pm yesterday evening have been found alive and well clinging to a lobster pot marker off Inisheer, the most easterly of…
The RNLI Aran island and Galway lifeboats are assisting in the search
An extensive air and sea search is underway in Galway Bay after two young women who set out on stand-up paddleboards from Furbo last evening failed to return to shore. The two women are aged 17 and 23 and from…
Cong-Galway Race Date Set for Ireland's Oldest Inland Yacht Race
Ireland’s oldest inland sailing race will take place on August 22nd, with up to 30 sailboats taking part in the Cong-Galway Race. Ashford Castle has been announced as the 2020 race sponsor, a partnership which is made even more special…
Among the variety of vessels berthed in the Port of Galway (Dun Aengus Dock) at the weekend was the general cargoship Pasendena (on left) loaded with scrap-metal. Afloat has indentied the owners of the 2,993grt short-sea trader as Gerhard Wessels based in Germany.
Afloat previously featured the Port of Galway's shipping activity and likewise the company of the mid-west port highlighted on social media the variety of vessels along with respective cargoes that called to the harbour at the weekend. A trio of…

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