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#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…
Galway Port Redevelopment Decision Due this Month
#DelayedDecision – It has been confirmed by An Bórd Pleanála that it has delayed making a decision on the planning application to redevelop Galway Harbour, writes The Connacht Tribune. The oral hearing into the proposed €126 million extension of the harbour…
Galway Bay 'Fish Dump' Investigated
#GalwayBay - Dead fish allegedly dumped off Spiddal beach on Galway Bay recently are the subject of an investigation by fisheries protection officials, as The Irish Times reports. Local campaigners against the proposed salmon farm off the Aran Islands said…
Galway's Successful Launch of 'Try Sailing'
#trysailing – Galway Bay Sailing Club held the West of Ireland's first " Try Sailing " launching over the weekend, with up to 400 people getting on the water yesterday for the ISA's new initiative, which is part of an…
GAA Women Brave Galway Bay's Icy Waters In Quest For Football League Title
#GalwayBay - The freezing Atlantic waters of the Galway Bay coast might seem like a strange place to find a women's Gaelic football team in full-on training mode. But for the Galway senior ladies squad, a quick dip in the…
Galway Bay 'Mackerel Festival' Proposed For Salthill Promenade
#GalwayBay - A new mackerel-themed maritime festival has been proposed for Galway Bay this autumn – as the latest industry figures show tourism in the region is heavily concentrated in the summer months. The Connacht Tribune reports on the 'Mackerel…
Consultation Planned For Galway Bay Coastal Walkway
#GalwayBay - Galway City Council will soon open a public consultation on a proposed new walkway between Salthill and Silverstrand, as the Galway Advertiser reports. The new Galway Bay coastal walking route will comprise a series of "scenic pathways and…

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