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Wolfe Tone Bridge - Part 8

Wolfe Tone Bridge - Part 8

Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended)

Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) – Part 8


Applicant: Galway City Council

Location: Wolfe Tone Bridge, Galway City


Proposal: In accordance with Part XI of the Planning & Development Acts 2000 (as amended) and Part 8, Article 81 of the Planning Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), notice is hereby given by Galway City Council of a proposed development consisting of a cantilever pedestrian walkway, signalised pedestrian crossing and footpath widening at R336 (Wolfe Tone Bridge), Galway City and associated works.

The development will consist of:

  • a 50m steel cantilever frame forming a walkway on the southern elevation of the Wolfe Tone Bridge (R336) over the River Corrib
  • Widening 60m section of the southern footpath on the Wolfe Tone Bridge (R336) along the Claddagh Basin with junction tightening of the R336 and L-5061.
  • New signalised rainbow pride crossing on the eastern approach of the Wolfe Tone Bridge (R336)
  • Associated works such as signage, lighting, utilities, road marking etc.
  • Wolfe Tone Bridge is a Protected Structure (Record of Protected Structures Ref. No. 8501).

Wolfe Tone Bridge is located on the boundary of the Galway City Core Architectural Conservation Area. Works to the eastern abutment and quay walls fall within the Galway City Core Architectural Conservation Area.

Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for public inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy during office hours for a period of 4 weeks from Thursday, 12th of May 2022 up to and including Thursday, 09th of June 2022 during public hours at the Planning Office, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway, from 9:00am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. For appointments, please contact planning at 091-536599 or by email at

View related documents: Wolfe Tone Pedestrian Bridge II

Written submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development is situated may be made in writing to arrive no later than: 4.00pm on Thursday, 23rd of June 2022 to Senior Planner, Planning Department, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway or by email to It should be noted that the Freedom of Information Act applies to all records held by Galway City Council.


Patrick Greene,
Director of Services,
Transport, Climate Action & Environment, Recreation & Amenity and Water Services,
Dated: 12th of May 2022