Designed by Alexander Nimmo, a Scottish Engineer, this impressive pier is made up of well executed limestone walls and is an engineering structure of outstanding quality. The retention of original features, including a wide range of mooring bollards and the interesting concave face to the south, add further interest.
Nimmo, who spent most of his working life in Galway was responsible for the building of government funded roads and piers throughout Galway and many other parts of the west of Ireland, with complete power and autonomy to decide where roads went and where piers were built.
In addition, the pier is considered as one of the best birding sites in County Galway.
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