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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…
President Opens Refurbished Galway Fishery Watchtower
#GalwayHarbour - President Michael D Higgins performed the official opening of the Fishery Watchtower Museum at Wolfe Tone Bridge in Galway city centre last Friday 24 March. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) worked in partnership with Duchas na Gaillimhe/Galway Civic Trust in…
Row Over Spiddal Pier Storm Works
#Spiddal - Storm damage works at Spiddal Pier on Galway Bay have been branded "environmental vandalism" by locals, as The Irish Times reports. Following a community request to Galway City Council after the series of storms that slammed the Atlantic…
Galway Harbour Hearings Roundup: Mayor Shows Full Support, Infrastructure Questioned, Alternatives Proposed
#GalwayHarbour - Galway's mayor reiterated his full support for plans to redevelop the city's port on the final day of An Bord Pleanála's hearing into the €126 million scheme. As The Irish Times reported last weekend, Mayor Donal Lyons said…
Limerick Objections to Expansion of Galway Port ‘Spurious’ Says T.D.
#PortRivals – Objections by Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) to the expansion of Galway Port are "spurious", "without any sound basis", and motivated by "self-interest" says Independent Galway West T.D. Noel Grealish. Dep Grealish launched a blistering attack on the…
Galway Harbour CEO Cites Port’s Redevelopment Necessary to Stop Decline
#Redevelopment - Galway Harbour could face terminal decline unless a proposed €126m redevelopment is given the go ahead, a full oral hearing was told of about the project, reports yesterday's Irish Times. The CEO of Galway Harbour, Eamon Bradshaw, told…
Storm Surge, Flooding Concerns Expressed At Galway Port Plan Hearing
#GalwayPort - Severe flooding and storm surges will be the reality for Galway on a regular basis if the project to extend the port goes ahead as planned, the oral hearing into the scheme has heard. According to The Irish…
Plans for €126m Redevelopment of Galway Harbour Outlined
#PortHearing - Detailed plans for a proposed €126 million redevelopment of Galway Harbour, The Irish Times reports, would allow cruise liners to be accommodated which were outlined during the first day of an oral hearing in the city. Experts representing…
An Bord Pleanála Hearing Opens into Galway Harbour Port Plans
#PortHearing- An Bord Pleanála is to open an oral hearing today, writes The Irish Times, into the first phase of a €126m expansion of Galway Harbour that aims to provide cruise liner berths, a marina and potential “mini Sydney opera…
Hearing Into Galway Harbour’s Proposed Expansion
#PortExpansion - Two hundred jobs would be created say the Galway Harbour Company during construction of an expanded port, reports RTE News. A preliminary hearing into a proposed expansion of the port has been taking place ahead of the full…
Antlers, Bones Found On Galway Beach May Teach Us More About Region's History
#GalwayBay - The discovery of deer antlers and horse bones dating back some 1,500 years at a beach on Galway Bay may reveal much about early Christian society in the region. According to The Irish Times, the important find was…
Galway Port to Repeat Cruise Call Record of Recent Years
#RepeatRecord- Galway Harbour Company are to repeat this year's record of 8 cruise callers for the 2015 season, though the total passenger capacity will be down by more than 1,600 visitors, writes Jehan Ashmore. Afloat.ie has calculated that the passenger…
Galway Port Expansion Given Government Backing
#GalwayNewPort – The Connacht Tribune writes that Galway Harbour Company's plan for a €52 million first phase redevelopment of the port will be included in the Government's Capital Development Plan which is to be unveiled next month. Galway West TD…
Take A Video Tour Of Galway From City To Coast
#Galway - Care of the Daily Edge, here's a special treat for any fans or residents of the City of the Tribes. Búlabosca Film's short video 'This is Galway' showcases the varied sights and experiences from city to coast and…
New Evidence Suggests Galway Bay Only 3,700 Years Old
#GalwayBay - Carbon dating on a fragment of an ancient oak trackway on the northern shore of Galway Bay suggests a much more recent beginning for the bay as we know it. According to The Irish Times, the radiocarbon dating…
Galway Bay Club Hosts Disabled Sailing Championships
#gbsc – Galway Bay Sailing Club, for the first time in it's history, is very proudly hosting an "All Ireland" sailing event for sailors with a disability writes Lorraine Scully This national event will bring together the largest collection of…

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