The History of Galway Docks
by Captain Brian Sheridan

The talk by Captain Brian Sheridan, Harbour Master, described the history of the development of the harbour over time.  It  concentrated on the earlier designs of the various proposals for Galway docks and discuss why these designs were chosen. The same arguments for the provision of proper dockside facilities stand today as they did 100 years ago.  The presentation, in the Harbour Hotel on Monday April 16th also offered an insight into the importance of the Volvo Ocean Race to Galway in raising our awareness of the wealth that lies in our seas and in refocusing our efforts to make maritime Galway a revenue leader for Ireland’s western seaboard.