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Galway Docks – 1840

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL

"Galway Harbour 2007" by Photo: Sulmac  Wikimedia Commons

“Galway Harbour 2007” by Photo: Sulmac
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15th October, 1840

NEW GALWAY DOCKS

On Monday last a great concourse of persons assembled upon our new Docks and Quays to witness the first vessel into our new and splendid basin; and had not the circumstances been unexpected the crowd would have been much more numerous. Our new Docks are still in an unfinished state, and will not be perfectly complete before a month or six weeks when it is expected they will be given up by the contractors to the Harbour Commissioners. The first vessel that entered the basin was the Galway Ark, one of the Liners belonging to this Port, and she certainly was brought in in gallant stile by our expert and experienced Pilot, Mr. Patrick O’Halloran. The Galway Lass and the Margaret John subsequently entered the Basin.

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