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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…
More Research Needed On Galway Bay's Underground Rivers
#GalwayBay - Further research is needed to find out the full extent of the newly discovered underground rivers beneath Galway Bay that have surprised scientists since the discovery was announced a month ago. Mail Online reported on researchers' claims that…
Corby 25 'Tribal' Takes Galway Bay Series Ahead of 'Joie de Vie'
#gbsc – The final race of the GlenncahillCars.com April Series concluded last Wednesday with the final race a 'non-discard' to ensure it would all be up for grabs on the night. Eight boats were on the water to contest this…
Galway Harbour Set for Busiest Cruise Season in Recent Years
#GalwayCruiseCalls-Galway Harbour Company is to have one of the busiest cruise seasons in recent years with the Norwegian owned expedition cruise ship Fram, which is to anchor offshore next Wednesday, writes Jehan Ashmore. Fram is unique within the operations of…
Government Promises Review Of Seaweed Harvesting Rights
#Seaweed - Minister of State Kathleen Lynch has promised to review legislation pertaining to right for harvesting seaweed in Connemara over recent local concerns over commercial interests in the region. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, coastal communities north of Galway…
TD 'Disgusted' With Shannon Foynes' Objections To Galway Port Plans
#GalwayPort - Galway Port's ambitious expansion proposals are facing objections from Limerick - but a Galway TD has accused Shannon Foynes Port of trying to 'torpedo' his city's plans. As reported on Afloat.ie earlier this year, the Galway Harbour Company…
Public Lecture On Galway's Historic Boats This Weekend
#GalwayBay - If you're in Galway this weekend be sure to check out a public lecture by Cóilín Ó hIarnáin on the City of the Tribes' historic working boats of the 19th century. As the Galway Advertiser reports, there's more…
Connemara Seaweed Harvest Licensing Raises Local Hackles
#Seaweed - Galway Bay FM reports on some consternation over a new licensing regime for seaweed harvesting in Connemara to the north of Galway Bay. Harvesting seaweed is an established tradition among coastal communities in the region, but locals fear…
Buildings Evacuated Over Galway Harbour Trawler Fire
#TrawlerFire - RTÉ News is reporting on a fire on a fishing trawler in Galway Harbour that's prompted the precautionary evacuation of buildings in the area. Though the fire has been put out by emergency services, there is some concern…
Tomorrow Is Last Day For Submissions On Galway Port Expansion
#GalwayPort - Galway Bay FM reports that more than 50 submissions - the majority of them supportive - have been made to An Bord Pleanala on proposals for the expansion of Galway Port in the public consultation that closes tomorrow…
Six More Months Before Any Decision On Galway Bay Fish Farm
#FishFarm - Any decision on the proposed deep-sea organic salmon farm for Galway Bay is at least six months off, as Galway Bay FM reports. That was the message from the Department of the Marine after Galway TD Eamon O'Cuiv…
Flooding Will Happen 'With Or Without' Galway Port Expansion
#Flooding - Flooding events in Galway of the likes experienced in the recent winter storms will occur more regularly "with or without" the expansion of the city's port, according to Galway's harbourmaster. As The Irish Times reports, Capt Brian Sheridan…

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