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Transport Minister Shane Ross has confirmed that "his door is open" to the provision of a light rail system in Galway if there is sufficient demand for the service and if a strong business case can be made for the proposal.
Despite the challenges, dangers, bankruptcies, and in some cases, exploitation, by the mid 19th century Galway had a small but profitable fleet of sailing ships. In previous weeks I have outlined some of the achievements and failures of the Galway Line, which between 1858 and 1864 completed a total of 55 trouble free return voyages to New York and Boston. One of its ships, the Circassian, which I discussed last week, sailed from Galway on September 21 1859 to New York with 342 passengers of whom 108 were first class. One hundred and seventy persons who applied for passage were turned away as the ship was full.
There can be no greater horror for passengers and crew than facing death on a burning ship in a heavy sea, that was sinking by its bow. Which death would you choose? Stay on board and be burnt? Or chance your luck in the waves?
Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins and French Ambassador Jean-Pierre Thébault will be the guests of honour next week when the city opens three days of celebration to mark the fortieth anniversary of its twinning arrangement with Lorient in Brittany.