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New plans projected over a 20 year period will see the inner lands of Galway harbour developed into an attractive commercial and residential area, while reclaimed land from the sea will push out harbour facilities into deep water to accommodate shipping connections to European ports and elsewhere. It is a long over due and worthwhile plan, but it pales almost into insignificance compared to the vaulting ambitions the Galway merchants schemed in the mid 19th century.
THE CONFINEMENTS of the lockdowns and the severe limits on travel have restricted us all to our own localities, and for many that means passing by the same places, the same objects, and the same sights.
A commitment to refurbish the lighthouse on Mutton Island, made this week, by the city manager Brendan McGrath, has been welcomed by Fianna Fáil Galway City West councillor, John Connolly.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a city residence in the historical area of Galway known as The Claddagh, overlooking South Park and enjoying views of Galway Bay and the north Clare coastline. The property currently comprises a two storey semidetached house on a large 600sq m site with detached garage and large gardens front and rear.
If Eamon Bradshaw and his crew think their courageous plan to extend Galway harbour into deep water to accommodate cruise liners is a step into modernity that will bring commercial success to the city on a grand scale, it pales almost into insignificance compared to the stunning ambitions the Galway merchants schemed in the mid 19th century.
TOMORROW NIGHT, the Town Hall Theatre bar hosts the opening of a fascinating new art exhibition, entitled Claddagh Images - Real & Imagined, by 6 Degrees West, a Galway-based collective whose members are graduates of the GMIT's art and design degree course.