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Rejection by Galway County Council for Expansion Plans of Killary Fjord Excursion Operator

31st October 2019
Killary Fjord with an average depth of 45m (148ft) is located on the Galway/Mayo border and where AFLOAT also adds is the 150 passenger capacity catamaran Connemara Lady. The craft operates 'seasonal' boat tours from Nancy Point (above) along the scenic shore of Ireland's only fjord. Killary Fjord with an average depth of 45m (148ft) is located on the Galway/Mayo border and where AFLOAT also adds is the 150 passenger capacity catamaran Connemara Lady. The craft operates 'seasonal' boat tours from Nancy Point (above) along the scenic shore of Ireland's only fjord. Photo: Killary Fjord Boat Tours- facebook

Planning permission has been refused by Galway County Council for a new terminal and other facilities for a company providing boat tours on Killary Fjord.

Connemara Sea-Cruise, which own Killary Fjord Boat Tours, sought planning permission for the construction of a new terminal building at its site at Nancy’s Point outside Leenane.

The new terminal would include a ticket office, a manager’s office, a waiting area, café, kitchen, and toilet facilities.

Wastewater produced at the site would be tankered to a treatment plant operated by Irish Water at Letterfrack.

The county council ultimately rejected the plans on a mixture of road safety, economic, and environmental grounds.

The GalwayDaily has more on this development. 

Published in Aquatic Tourism
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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