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Galway Prepping Bid For Tall Ships Races In 2019

18th December 2015

#TallShips - Galway could join the running to host the Tall Ships Races in 2019, as the Connacht Tribune reports.

City councillor and former Galway mayor Padraig Conneely is spearheading efforts to attract the tall ships to Galway Harbour – and the potential €50 million boost to the economy they'd bring with them.

Preliminary discussions have already taken place to explore the viability of a bid for the annual sailing spectacle in light of Dublin's opting out of the running for 2019.

“Galway has a great track record in hosting maritime events and the city has proven itself to be a great host for such events," said Cllr Conneely, citing the Volvo Ocean Race finale in 2012 and the stopover in 2009.

The Connacht Tribune has more on the story HERE.

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