New Developments in Galway City

Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby Sulmac » Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:43 pm

Found a map of the Green Party's proposed Galway Light Rail System ('Luas').

http://www.eamonryan.ie/images/galwaymapa001.jpg

Here's a separate proposal; but it is just by an independent researcher.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/06/Clr_Route_med2.jpeg

I think the GP's option is a bit more realistic to start with; and hopefully if they get into a coalition government that gets into power it's possible it'll be built.
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby THE_Chris » Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:29 pm

The first link makes it look like the line will go NEAR the airport, in typical Irish non-integrated style. It has to go TO the airport, at the front door of the place. The Corrib Light Rail (2nd link) is much better, but needs to be modified to go to the airport too.
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby galwayrush » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:19 pm

Any light rail should include a direct Salthill route and Claregalway line.
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby Jammyd » Sat May 12, 2007 3:23 pm

does any one know who has signed up for the Briarhill SC along with Dunnes stores supposidely theres only a few remaining units of the 22 being built available? also i see land of leather is going into north point on the tuam rd..the other units are under negotiations.. it would be handy if some form of Supermarket was put on that side of town..its great to see the scheme has large parking facilities,maybe if they coped on with the bus service you could park there and bus it into town!!!
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby THE_Chris » Sun May 20, 2007 4:04 pm

Does anyone have any pics of the old Rahoon Flats, and info on when they were knocked down and what was built in their place? Thanks.
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby Seanselon » Sun May 20, 2007 9:05 pm

Pulled down about 15 years ago. Replaced by bog standard semi-d council houses.
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby THE_Chris » Sun May 20, 2007 10:25 pm

Which estates replaced them? :)
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby Seanselon » Mon May 21, 2007 8:41 pm

Just checked on the Galway City Council website. If you look at the city map it's now called Rahoon Park Noth and Gleann Dara. Both situated at the junction of Circular Road and Seamus Quirke Road. A google search returned no images of the old flats - hardly surprising given how un-photogenic they were
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby rob mc » Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:09 pm

just taught id post a few pictures of future developments and ones under construction in Galway

galway clinic
http://www.fertilitycare.ie/images/GalwayClinic.JPG

http://www.mcnamaraconstruction.com/images/hopsitalimage.jpg

http://www.acei.ie/images/galway_clinic_project.gif


galway coach station foster street
http://www.mcnamaraconstruction.com/cgi-bin/proj_files/Webworks%20&%20Coach%20Station.jpg

new briar hill shopping centre
http://www.purcellconstruction.ie/photos/070306%20BRIARHILL%20PROGRESS%2003.jpg

http://www.purcellconstruction.ie/photos/060525%20briarhill_shopping_centreedit1.jpg

city point building prospect hill

http://www.galway.net/GalwayNet/cimg/u/200x200/35382.jpg

sorry about picture size

new stand at galway race course

http://www.mcnamaraconstruction.com/cgi-bin/proj_files/galway%20racecourse.jpg

north point on tuam road

http://www.dtzsf.com/photos/1593.Jpg

i think theres also plans for an 8 story hotel on the tuam road, but haven't been able to get any pictures yet
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby Sulmac » Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:00 pm

galwayrush wrote:The plans for the massive docklands developement will be submitted within a few weeks.


Any more news on this yet?

Galway seems to be really booming nowadays, nice pics. :)
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby rob mc » Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:40 pm

yea any news about the docklands?

or anything about ceannt station redevelopment?
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby galwayrush » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:10 pm

Spoke to a person involved with the Docklands Development, said that they have carried out studies and hope to begin blasting on the sea bed in a few months time.The 40 Acres of sea to be reclaimed is just a portion of the overall plan, which comprises of 108 acres in total including the Ceannt Quarter.He wouldn't go into too much detail other than say that it would include quite a lot of High Rise buildings.
I was impressed with the Ceannt Quarter plans, there's a link in this thread to the plans.:cool:
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby Seanselon » Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:59 pm

Click link below for CIE's presentation on the new Ceannt Quarter, complete with architects impressions of public spaces, towers, glass roofs and lots of shiny happy people..

http://www.cie.ie/projects/open_days_boards.pdf
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby THE_Chris » Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:28 pm

Wait a minute, how come a nice new train station is planned for Galway and Kent in Cork gets a lick of paint only?
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby THE_Chris » Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:37 pm

And I'm afraid this monstrosity wins the 'shoot the architect' award....

Rest of the plans are good stuff tho :)

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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby galwayrush » Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:03 pm

I think the overall plan looks excellent, of course the usual; suspects are lining up to try and scupper it. Is it essential that all members of Left Parties in Galway have to oppose anything that might drag Galway into the current centuary? Ceannt Station, Outer By-Pass, Docklands to name a few.:mad:
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby Sulmac » Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:12 pm

I think that it's a brilliant, very detailed and well thought out project (which is rare in Ireland :p ).

Great idea of having an observation deck on top of the hotel as well, bring in more tourist$. :)
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby Radioactiveman » Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:41 pm

Seanselon wrote:Click link below for CIE's presentation on the new Ceannt Quarter, complete with architects impressions of public spaces, towers, glass roofs and lots of shiny happy people..

http://www.cie.ie/projects/open_days_boards.pdf



Looks great, but CIE haven't a hope in hell of delivering any of it. CIE have been promising very similar stuff for Cork's Kent Station for many, many, many years now and they've not even come close to thinking about considering maybe getting started. CIE really don't give a sh*t about the other cities in the country besides Dublin and produce these sorts of 'masterplans' and glossy brochures for Cork, Limerick , Galway etc. just to keep well in with Dept. of Environment and the local authorities. It won't happen any time soon, if ever. Which is a shame, because it looks good. Expect lots of reports, launches and announcements and people 'giving it the go ahead', etc. but nothing will actually happen.
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby Rory W » Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:04 pm

Radioactiveman wrote:Looks great, but CIE haven't a hope in hell of delivering any of it. CIE have been promising very similar stuff for Cork's Kent Station for many, many, many years now and they've not even come close to thinking about considering maybe getting started. CIE really don't give a sh*t about the other cities in the country besides Dublin and produce these sorts of 'masterplans' and glossy brochures for Cork, Limerick , Galway etc. just to keep well in with Dept. of Environment and the local authorities. It won't happen any time soon, if ever. Which is a shame, because it looks good. Expect lots of reports, launches and announcements and people 'giving it the go ahead', etc. but nothing will actually happen.


That's a terrible thing to say about CIE - they don't care about Dublin either
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby Seanselon » Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:04 pm

I'm not so sure it will not go ahead in some form or other. Ceannt station is unique amongst Irish provincial city centre rail termini, insofar, as it is a truly city centre. It is only 250m (approx.) from train door to Eyre Square.

Given the extent of the proposed site, it's location and the ever insatiable demand for commercial and residential property in Galway, this is a particularly valuable and easily disposable piece of real estate for CIE. They would make a tidy profit and end up with a brand spanking new Rail/Bus terminal.

They have, of course, yet to get planning permission. The application will be lodged in September we are told by CIE. It is likely there will be a raft of objections from local interests and already we have heard Micheal D Higgins TD (Lab), shout down CIE's apparent lack of consultation with the local community. He has also expressed concerns about the nature of the development questioning the ratio of commercial use to transport use, fearing the transport element of the project is taking second place to the profit making commercial/residential parts.

This project is likely to go ahead, perhaps not as we see it presented in the plans to date, but it will happen and probably within the stated timeframe too.
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby Radioactiveman » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:46 pm

Seanselon wrote:
This project is likely to go ahead, perhaps not as we see it presented in the plans to date, but it will happen and probably within the stated timeframe too.


i admire your optimism, but experience suggests otherwise.
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby Jammyd » Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:04 pm

hey does anyone know when and if the redevelopment of galway shopping centre is going to begin, last i heard it got granted planning permission but that was after christmas!!?
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby galwayrush » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:46 pm

Has anyone seen any plans for the proposed giant Fountain in Galway Bay?:eek:
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby Sulmac » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:19 am

galwayrush wrote:Has anyone seen any plans for the proposed giant Fountain in Galway Bay?:eek:


This one: http://www.galwayadvertiser.ie/content/index.php?aid=8268 ?

Seems like a good enough idea, though they'd want to be careful about where they put it... especially with Galway's prevailing winds.
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Re: New Developments in Galway City

Postby THE_Chris » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:47 am

Great idea, would look great if combined with plenty of lighting for nighttime displays.

Though this made me laugh -

he proposal, made by two men including a city-based dentist
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