Clifden Airport
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    Clifden Airport

    by willo » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:04 am

    Gleaned/Stolen/Plagiarised from RTE Site:

    The Minister for Community and Rural Affairs, ?amon ? Cu?v has announced the allocation of about ?475,000 to buy land which will be used for the construction of an airstrip near Clifden in Co Galway.

    The airstrip is expected to cost of ?4.9m and will service the island community of Inishbofin off the coast of Galway.

    Construction of an airstrip on the island is currently under way at a cost of ?2.2m.
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    by Pilot » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:18 am

    Nice to see a new airport being built....but that news report looks VERY strange.


    Construction is apparently currently under way, but the minister is only now allocating money to buy the land. Are they building it on land that they don't currently own???

    Construction is currently underway at a cost of ?2.2M (plus ?0.5M land costs), and it's expected to cost ?4.9M. Are they expecting a further ?2.2M in overruns??

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    by ei6265 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:25 pm

    I think they mean the Clifden airstrip will cost ?4.9m, and the Inisbofin airstrip will cost ?2.2m?
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    by StephenM » Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:18 pm

    Pilot wrote:Construction is apparently currently under way, but the minister is only now allocating money to buy the land. Are they building it on land that they don't currently own???


    *cough* Knock Airport :P

    Great to see investement like that!
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    by willo » Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:47 pm

    The report says that Construction is underway on Inishbofin. The allocation is for Clifden
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    by JFH » Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:54 pm

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    by Pilot » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:18 am

    How is work progressing at Inishbofin and Clifden?

    Could I be planning a trip there soon?
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    by Pilot » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:10 pm

    Completion before the end of the year! (There's surely be some slippage from the end of summer). That's EXCELLENT!! :D

    Looking forward to a trip to IB :D
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    by Warthog » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:58 pm

    Anybody have any piccies of the Airfield in construction? How big is it going to be? What kind of traffic will it be capable of handling?
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    by hugoj_air » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:21 am

    If you go to Galway Co Co planning website. The planning reference
    number for the airstrip is 992500. Just layout and location plans. It's
    exactly 4nm NW of Clifden and 1.4nm SE of Claggan on the W side
    of the road. I think it's 06/24 500m tarmac.
    The Inishbofin strip is also around 500m at about 03/21 tarmac and
    500m N of the pier. Planning No. is 036163.

    Hugo.
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    by buzz » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:37 am

    500 Metres? That's surprisingly short, even Connemara is 609 Metres. Seems quite short considering it's intended use. Even the Aran Island strips are a bit longer.
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    by Pilot » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:48 pm

    In fairness, the Arran's aren't much longer....520-550M I seem to remember.
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    by hugoj_air » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:16 pm

    I thought they were short myself. They were the initial plans which must
    have been modified over time.

    Hugo.

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