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No Go For Student Barges In Galway Docks Says Harbour Chief

20th September 2017
Bibby Stockholm is one of two large-scale apartment barges proposed as a solution for students struggling to find accommodation in Galway Bibby Stockholm is one of two large-scale apartment barges proposed as a solution for students struggling to find accommodation in Galway Photo: Bibby Maritime

#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 the proposal by a local property management firm in an effort to alleviate the accommodation crisis facing NUI Galway students.

Last month Winters Property said it was in talks to bring to the city two purpose-build apartment barges, with a capacity of more than 400 between them.

The company’s managing director Enda McGuane also said he was discussing the possibility of mooring at the private Mud Dock owned by Capt Sam Field-Corbett, the champion of waterside accommodation behind the Naomh Eanna restoration.

Published in Galway Harbour
MacDara Conroy

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