Clifden Airport

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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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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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I think they mean the Clifden airstrip will cost ?4.9m, and the Inisbofin airstrip will cost ?2.2m?

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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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The report says that Construction is underway on Inishbofin. The allocation is for Clifden

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How is work progressing at Inishbofin and Clifden?

Could I be planning a trip there soon?

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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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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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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.

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Post by buzz »

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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Post by Pilot »

In fairness, the Arran's aren't much longer....520-550M I seem to remember.

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

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