Galway city could see a new ferry link with the Burren in Co Clare, pending a feasibility study.
The proposed 'Ballyvaughan Bay Hop' ferry could see the travel time between the two locations halved, and could be ready to go by early next year.
The Ballyvaughan area is just across the bay from Galway city but by road is almost 50km away.
The ferry link could breathe new life into the popular tourist spot, connecting with greater employment opportunities, according to spokeswoman Gwen Ryan.
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