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BIM Brings Fish Farm Consultation to Aran Islands
#GALWAY FISH FARM - Galway Bay FM reports that a series of direct public consultations on the proposed Aran Islands fish farm in Galway Bay will begin this week. Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) is organising the meetings on the islands…
Campaigners In Dispute with BIM Over Galway Bay Fish Farm Report
#GALWAY FISH FARM - Environmental campaigners have retracted their accusation that Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) suppressed a report critical of the proposed deep-sea fish farm in Galway Bay. The Galway Independent reports on a statement released by lobby group Friends…
Public Consultation on Galway Bay Fish Farm Set to Begin
#GALWAY FISH FARM - Galway Bay FM reports that a full public consultation on proposals for what's set to be Europe's largest fish farm off the Aran Islands is scheduled to begin next week. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the…
Cruise Industry Could Fund New Galway Port Development
#GALWAY HARBOUR– Funding for the proposed redevelopment of Galway Port, could be sourced from international cruise-line companies, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications has been told. Paul Carey of Galway Harbour Company told the Committee yesterday that preliminary…
Raw Sewage Outfall Concern for Galway Residents
#GALWAY BAY - Galway residents are voicing fears over pollution in Galway Bay due to alleged increase in outfalls from the city's sewage system. As Galway News reports, locals in the Claddagh area spotted a discharge of raw sewage into…
Galway Beach Gets Clean Bill of Health for Ironman Triathlon
#GALWAY BAY - Galway City Council lifted the swimming ban on Salthill at the weekend, clearing the way for the upcoming Ironman 70.3 triathlon in the City of the Tribes. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, concerns had been raised about…
'Dangerous' Steel Piles in Corrib as Galway Harbour Reports Losses
#GALWAY BAY NEWS - The Connacht Sentinel reports that a series of steel piles in the River Corrib in Galway city centre are to be removed over concern at the danger posed to canoeists and kayakers. The eight stanchions, which…
No E.coli Risk for Galway Ironman Triathlon Say Organisers
#GALWAY BAY - Organisers of the Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Galway next weekend have given assurances that no competitors are at risk from E.coli contamination - despite concerns over elevated levels of the bacteria in Galway Bay. The Evening Herald…
New Galway Port Development Plans Revived
#GALWAY HARBOUR - Plans for a €200 million deepwater port in Galway Harbour have been revived, according to The Irish Times, as harbour bosses seek to exercise a clause in the EU habitats directive. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, plans…
Top Triathletes Triumphant at National Aquathlon Championships
#GALWAY BAY NEWS - Elite triathlete Bryan Keane and international runner Lizzie Lee were the big winners at the National Aquathlon Championships in Galway Bay last weekend. Competitors fought it out over a course that included a 2km swim and…
Historic Cargo Delivered for Galway’s Grand Finale
#VESSEL VOLVO VILLAGE – Following yesterday's historic arrival of the Deo Volente, the first container ship to be unloaded in Galway Harbour which took six hours to complete concluded the delivery of logistics for the Volvo Ocean Race Grand Finale,…
First for Galway Harbour as Containership Bound Today with ‘Pop-Up’ Village
#VESSEL VOLVO VILLAGE – As previously reported the ocean going heavy-lift container cargoship Deo Volente (2007/2,999grt) which is carrying the spectacular Volvo Ocean Race 'pop-up' spectator village from Lisbon is en-route off the Clare coast and is due to dock…
Ballyvaughan Bay Hop Just In Time for Volvo Ocean Race Finale
#GALWAY BAY NEWS - Ballyvaughan Bay Hop will run a fast ferry service between Ballyvaughan in Co Clare and Galway City to coincide with the opening ceremony of the Volvo Ocean Race finale on Saturday 30 June. As reported last…
China Showing 'Quite a Bit of Interest' in Galway Harbour Plans
#GALWAY HARBOUR - Galway Harbour management are looking forward to the prospect of Chinese investment in the port's redevelopment plans, the Galway Independent reports. “Chinese investors clearly recognise not only the massive potential of ocean tourism, but also the specific…
Chinese Examine Galway Port Redevelopment
#GALWAY HARBOUR - The redevelopment of Galway Port was discussed during the Taoiseach's recent visit to China. It was one of a number of key infrastructure projects that could benefit from a deal that was signed by An Taoiseach to…
Management Plan for Galway Bay Fisheries On Track
#GALWAY BAY - Galway Bay FM reports that the National Parks and Wildlife Service is to work with the Marine Institute towards completing a management plan for Galway Bay. It comes two weeks after a group of oyster fishermen met…

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