Lights installed on Eglinton Canal as water safety measure

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New lights on Eglinton Canal to improve water safety
Eglinton Canal. Photo: Cllr Mike Cubbard via Facebok

New sets of life have been installed on the Eglinton Canal in Galway City to improve water safety along the often dangerous waterways emptying into Galway Bay.

The LED downward facing lights have been installed at the Parkavara lock chamber in the Canal, near Mill street and Henry street on either side.

The project was a joint initiative between the city council and Lough Corrib Navigation Trustees, who are custodians of the canal, and also provided funding for the lighting.

The lights are meant to assist the volunteer group Claddagh Watch Patrol in their patrols of Galway City’s waterways to spot and assist people in trouble in the water.

City Councillor Mike Cubbard said that this is important progress on improving water safety in the city.

“I have always said that we need to continue to move forward in terms of water safety, this is progress, so thank you to the relevant staff who made this happen.”