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The weir, which is estimated to date from the early Christian period, consists of a granite barrier with channels cut through it, designed to control the flow of water in the adjacent lagoon.
Connemara archaeologist Michael Gibbons suggests that the weir implies a considerable fish stock migrating through the area into the Barna river.
The remains of a large Iron Age fort which overlooks the site may also have given its name to the townland of Knocknacarra, which is now a populous suburb of Galway.
Meanwhile, further east at Mutton Island a medieval quay which predates the current lighthouse quay has been found.
The Irish Times has more on the story HERE.
More than 2,000 athletes will take part in Galway's first ever Ironman Triathon this weekend.
The Ironman 70.3 event will comprise a 1.9km swim in Galway Bay, a 90km bike ride through Connemara and a 21.1km run through the streets of the City of the Tribes.
Galway Bay FM confirms that the action will begin tomorrow morning at 7am with the swim from Ladies Beach in Salthill.
But the festivities kick off today with an expo at Salthill Park, followed by a 'pasta party' for the triathletes at the Galway Bay Hotel this evening.
Pantanel which is equipped with two deck-mounted cranes was due to lift the 170 tonnes fast ferry sisters Clann Eagle I and Clann na nOileáin. The pair which were owned by Bád Arann Teo (trading as Aran Direct) went into receivership and were sold last month to new owners in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. For further details click here.
The Antigua Barbuda registered vessel specialises in transporting heavy project cargo around the world. To see a photo of the vessel with boat-cargo onboard click here.
The annual Sea Week festival is underway in Connemara, with events taking place throughout the region till Monday 25 October.
Now in its 26th year, Connemara's Sea Week celebrates the marine environment with an eclectic mix of music, poetry, science and games for young and old alike.
Events this year include an art exhinition in Connemara National Park, a family fun day and mini regatta on Sunday 17 October, and a schools programme throughout the week featuring ecologists and storytellers.
Next weekend also sees the Sea Week Conference in Letterfrack on Saturday 23 October, which will examine the challenges facing the marine ecosystem and the implications for coastal communities around Ireland.
For more on the Sea Week festival programme visit www.ceecc.org
Clifden Boat Club
The Clifden Boat Club is a small sailing Club situated on the west coast of Ireland, just two miles outside the picturesque town of Clifden, Connemara. The committee and members of the club have been working hard to provide fantastic yacht racing and also some great sail training.
The team at Clifden Boat Club, having hosted the West Coast Championships for 2007 and 2008, are looking forward to another exciting and rewarding sailing season in 2009.
The Club is situated at the eastern end of the very sheltered Clifden bay providing great anchorage and easy access to a slip. Clifden harbour is 1km farther east providing a very safe and sheltered tidal harbour with a draft of about 3m at mean high water. The clubhouse itself is close to the Clifden Bay anchorage and has shower/changing rooms a bar and restaurant. Services Available include Visitors Moorings and safe anchorage.
The following is always available:
Fresh water 25m from slip
Fuel and Lube oil available in drums from Clifden town and tanker deliveries to Clifden quay.
All stores available in Clifden town (2km from clubhouse, 1km from Clifden quay)
Some spares and mechanical repair available
There is an internet Cafe in Clifden. The Boat Club is available for meetings and conferences by arangement. The First port of call for visitors should be the Clifden Boat Club where facilities are available and where information can be obtained.
Committee Details 2009/2010
Commodore – Bobbi O'Regan 0879870371 [email protected]
Secretary – Damian Ward 0872418569 [email protected]
Treasurer – Bobbi O'Regan 0879870371 [email protected]
Assist. Treasurer - Jackie Ward 09521898
Membership Sec – Donal O'Scannaill 0861665278
Liaison Officer/PRO – Damian Ward
Development Officer – Jackie Ward
Safety Officer – Werner Cook 0876427167
Race Officer/Sailing Sec – Paul Ryan 0862931819