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Knockferry Crossing

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Knockferry Crossing
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From:  Knockferry
To:  Killbeg
Distance:  0.8 km (0.5 miles)
County
Galway
Closure Date
unknown

At a point where Lough Corrib narrows, are two piers, situated on opposite banks at a shallow point in the Lough approximately 0.8km apart. To the south is Knockferry Pier, while to the north is Killbeg Pier.

Currently there is no scheduled service, however, historical records show that previously ferries have operated at this point, with accounts back to 1819 showing that Daniel Liddane (Lydon) was being charged a half yearly rent of £35 3s 6d for operating the ferry[1].

There have also been numerous proposals over the years to bridge the Corrib at this point, some as early as the late 19th Century with more recent proposals from 2006 (where planning permission was granted and then overturned) and again in 2016 where a modern car ferry connection was discussed[2] however, none have made it to fruition. The principle reasons for recent plans being abandoned have been because of the poor connectivity in terms of approach roads, and most recently because of the proposals to build an outer bypass for Galway with new crossing of the Corrib.


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Knockferry Crossing
Crossings of the River Corrib
Knockferry Crossing • Quincentenary Bridge • Salmon Weir Bridge • William O'Brien Bridge • Wolfe Tone Bridge



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