Galway City misses out on a small cruise ship due to weather conditions yesterday morning.

The Silver Wind cruise ship, a small vessel with a passenger capacity of upwards on 300 passengers, was unable to dock in Galway Bay in the early hours of Friday.

According to the Port of Galway’s twitter feed, the vessel took shelter in the Lee of Black Head, unable to tender due to weather conditions and is now en route to Greenock, Scotland.

Galway port is currently awaiting planning permission from An Bord Pleanala for a huge redevelopment of the ancient port.

The main objective of the expansion is to allow access to more and larger ships that are currently blocked by the shallow depth and other constraints.

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