Long Point, Loughrea, Outdoor Amenity Enhancement Project

Dúnta20 Ean, 2023, 9:30am - 1 Bea, 2023, 11:59pm

Second Public Consultation Event


A Design Team led by Helena McElmeel Architects, in partnership with Galway County Council, is preparing a masterplan for the enhancement of the public spaces and facilities at the Long Point, Loughrea. As part of the project the team is actively working with the local community through public consultation to understand and incorporate local needs and visions for the amenity.

Following the success of the first public consultation, the project team has prepared outline proposals and would like to get feedback from as many people as possible.

The proposals include:

  • Reconfiguration of existing parking layout to increase waterside amenity area.
  • Improvement of accessibility throughout the site, and into the water, for all.
  • Increased parking capacity.
  • Improved, and increased, amenity areas including enlarged beach area and paved area adjacent to waterside including access and turning area for emergency vehicles.
  • Enhancement of, and addition to, existing walkways to create looped sensory walk through the site.
  • Improvement of safety of entrance / exit at junction with public road.
  • Improvement of changing facilities.
  • Additional seating, picnic, and barbecue areas.
  • Improvement to existing piers including additional and replacement ramps, steps, and ladders.
  • Improved lighting throughout the site.
  • Facilitation within the site of potential cycleway connection to both north and south.
  • Refurbishment of existing former slipway and pier for kayak, paddle boards, and other users.
  • Increased ecological corridors and biodiversity within the site.


You can view detailed design proposals to above on the right hand side under the "Materials" section.


We welcome you to leave your feedback below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ QDZTL2Q
The closing date for feedback is 
Monday 1st May at 23.59pm