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Annual ‘Christmas Best Dressed Boat’ Competition

Galway people are well used to fashionistas decked out in the latest designer gear accessorised with fascinators and stilettos competing for the various best dressed competitions during Race Week.

Conference to explore the economic potential of the sea

The potential for sea food, sea technology, sea energy, and ports/harbours in generating economic growth, will be the subjects of the inaugural Bright Blue Sea Conference.

Metal supports pose danger to boat users says Connolly

Eight metal supports from the Volvo Ocean Race temporary bridge remain in the water between the Claddagh Basin and Spanish Arch and pose a significant danger to boats and canoeists.

Five hundred students due to arrive by sea at dawn tomorrow

More than 500 students, faculty, and staff of Semester at Sea® (SAS), the nation’s premier shipboard programme for study abroad, will arrive in Galway at 8:00 am on 31 August for a one day exploration of Galway before also docking in Dublin. Ireland is the first country on the academic voyage itinerary. Sarah Cosgrove, a student from the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway joined the shipboard community in Halifax where embarkation took place on 23 August. All participants are traveling aboard the MV Explorer, a state-of-the-art passenger ship that Semester at Sea has outfitted as a traveling university.

Ceremony to remember Galway Famine victims

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Galwegians who died aboard the Famine ships, those who made it start a new life in Canada and the US, and those who manned the ships that bore them will be honoured in the city next week.

Mayo sailing boats to be involved in Volvo sailing festival

A fleet of up to 30 sailing boats from Mayo will be given pride of place at the finale of 39,000 mile round the world Volvo Ocean Race in Galway. The boats will take part in the spectacular Parade of Sail on Galway Bay on Sunday July 1.

Sailing legends will be special guests at Volvo ‘Skippers’ Shindig’

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An impressive group of world yachtsmen will attend a special maritime dinner as part of the Volvo Ocean Race celebrations in Galway.

Eugene Daly, survivor of the Titanic

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Eugene Daly was a 29-year-old weaver in Athlone Woollen Mills who decided to leave his job and go to America. He paid £6-19 for a third class ticket and boarded the Titanic at Queenstown. He was a piper and played native airs on board the tender on the way out to the liner. One of the survivors later sourly noted, “Looking astern from the boat deck, I often noticed how the third-class passengers were enjoying every minute of the time, a most uproarious skipping game of the mixed double was the great favourite whilst “in and out and roundabout” went a man with his bagpipes playing something that ‘faintly’ resembled an air.”

Boats to hit the water today in Rosmoney

As the skies begin to clear and the weather improves Mayo Sailing Club is anticipating the start of another season. Boats will be lifted into the water at Rosmoney Pier on Friday next, April 6. Alongside the local racing the highlight of the season this year will be a fleet of boats sailing to Galway to be part of the Volvo Ocean Race. Brian Sheridan, the Harbour Master of Galway Docks, travelled to speak to club members on Friday last and gave an enthusiastic talk about the finishing of Round the World race in Galway on July 3.

Famine Ship Memorial Dedication Day to be held in summer

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The Galway Famine Ship Memorial Dedication Day will be held on Wednesday July 4 at 11am in the Celia Griffin Memorial Park at Grattan Beach.


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