The Marine Section comes under the remit of the Roads and Transportation Directorate. There are 244 Piers, Harbours and Landing Places in Galway, 88 of which are in the charge of Galway County Council.
There are 689km of coastline in County Galway. The Main functions of Marine section are as follows:
Major Pier and Harbour Developments – Strategic Piers
These can involve any of the following:
- construction of new piers
- pier extensions
- construction of slipways
- provision of turning bays
- construction of breakwaters/sheltered harbours
- other pier improvements
Small Piers - Developments and Improvements
Preparation of a five year programme for the development and improvement of small piersCarrying out annual programme of works in accordance with this five year programme.
Carrying out of Annual Maintenance programme for Piers and Harbours and Yacht Moorings
Carrying out of measures to combat and prevent coastal erosion.
Adoption of Bye-laws to:
Regulate and control traffic in Harbours
Piers and Harbours
Download the “google earth” link below to locate any of the piers, harbours or slipways on the coastline of County Galway. Then click on the relevant icon to bring up information on the selected pier, harbour or slipway.If you do not have “google earth” you can download the application here.
Yacht Moorings & Location Maps
Galway County Council provides and is responsible for the maintenance of 60 yacht moorings at 8 locations around the County's coastline.
These Yacht Moorings are available for use for at a nominal charge.