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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 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, 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 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…
Galway Harbour Lodges Planning Application for Significant Port Extension
#galwayharbour – The Galway Harbour Company will today lodge a planning application with An Bórd Pleanála to significantly expand its existing footprint. Current Port capacity is seriously inadequate if it is to compete for, and win, new national and international…
Galway TD Wants Withdrawal Of Aran Islands Fish Farm Application
#FishFarm - Fianna Fáil TD Eamon O'Cuiv has called on Bord Iascaigh Mhara to withdraw the application for its proposed 500-hectare organic salmon farm in Galway Bay. As Galway Bay FM reports, the Galway West deputy argues that the licence…
Funding Approved For Galway Water Mains Project
#GalwayBay - Galway Bay FM reports that Galway City Council has approved a €5 million project to upgrade the city's water mains. The first phase of the Water Conservation Rehabilitation Works Programme will involve works on 15km of water mains…
Disabled Sailing Nationals In Galway Bay For 2014
#GalwayBay - Galway Bay Sailing Club (GBSC) will host the 2014 National Disabled Sailing Championships, it has been announced. According to the Galway Advertiser, the decision to give the event to the City of the Tribes was swayed by its…
Galway Harbour Plans 'Will Put City On Map For 800 Years'
#GalwayDocks - The planned expansion of Galway Harbour will put the City of the Tribes on the map for the next 800 years, according to Galway Harbour Company chair Paul Carey. Galway Bay FM reports on Carey's grand statement made…

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