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#Exclusion - The only port in Ireland to be excluded from a special EU fund is Galway Harbour and it’s future could be in jeopardy unless the situation is tackled, reports Galway Bay FM. CEO of Galway Harbour Eamon Bradshaw…
#Missing - Galway Bay FM reports that emergency services are searching for a woman seen entering the River Corrib in the Galway city around 2.30am this morning (Sunday 31 January). The missing woman was last spotted entering the water from…
#Claddagh - The Irish Post has a revealing look at one of Ireland's most unique communities – the people of the Claddagh. Today very much part of a vibrant Galway, the Claddagh was once very distinct from the city just…
There's an impressive glow from the Christmas lights hoisted high on the 90–foot mast of Atlantic Blue, a Hanse 531 yacht, moored in Galway Harbour this Christmas. The maritime yuletide decorations have lit up the west coast harbour that is…
#Postponed- Minister for Transport and Tourism Paschal Donohoe TD, following cross party lobbying, on Wednesday announced he was to postpone signing the transfer of Port of Galway to Galway City Council for at least 18 months, which has been welcomed…
The sailors of Galway and from further afield will be gathering at the Harbour Hotel in Galway City this Wednesday (December 2nd) at 8.0pm to inaugurate a Trust Fund in memory of Steven Ackland (1973-2015), whose sudden death in Galway…
#PortEnvironment - Environmental compensatory measures made as part of the Galway Harbour Company’s plans for the expansion of the city’s docks will it is hoped by the port accepted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. According to Galway Bay…
The McSwiggans' October League concluded at Galway Bay Sailing Club last Sunday with a return to blustery conditions more commonly associated with the West coast and spin-offs from Caribbean hurricanes at this time of year writes Liam Burke. The first…
#GalwayPort - Business leaders have welcomed the news that the €126 million Galway Port extension project will be proceed under the IROPI section of the EU Habitats Directive. According to the Galway Independent, the decision by An Bord Pleanála to…
#GalwayPort - Parts of the current expansion plan for Galway Harbour would have a significant adverse impact on Galway Bay, according to An Bord Pleanála - a week ahead of the expected decision that has already been delayed for many…
#AranIslands - Public meetings will take place across the Aran Islands today over changes to the islands' air service. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, residents of the Galway Bay island chain have expressed concerns over the replacement of their longtime…
#GalwayPort - Planners' verdict on multi-million euro expansion plans for Galway Harbour have been postponed for another four weeks, according to Galway Bay FM. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the planning appeals board has gone back and forth on the…
Plan for Docks Could Spark Regeneration of Galway
#GalwayPortPlan – The Connacht Tribune reports that the decision on Galway Harbour on the proposed redevelopment of the docks will be announced by An Bórd Pleanála next Friday, September 11. The planning appeals board has been deliberating on plans for…
Galway's Claddagh Should Have Its Own Maritime Museum Says Historian
#Galway - Galway's storied Claddagh district should have its own maritime museum, according to a local historian. And as the Connact Tribune reports, Thomas Holohan says the former Piscatorial School in the neighbourhood just south of Galway's city centre would…
The Ultimate Parking Job: Tanker Squeezes Through Very Narrow Port
#SkillfulEntrance - Measuring nearly 300 foot in length and over 50 foot in breadth, the Galway Fisher is one large tanker. The Mail Online features an aerial time-lapse capturing the skill of a sea captain to negotiate the ship through…
Decision Delayed Again On Galway Port Expansion Plan
#GalwayPortDelay- As plans to transform Galway Harbour continue to be deliberated by Bórd Pleanála, the Taoiseach has been asked to intervene to ensure the project gets European funding. The Connacht Tribune writes that the Planning Appeals Board is due to…

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