The aircraft departed Shannon Airport at 1245 hrs on the day of the incident, bound for Galway Airport. At 1324 hrs the initial attempt to land at Galway on Runway 08 was made. After a number of bounces the pilot abandoned the landing and initiated a go-around. The second landing attempt on the same runway was successful, but took about almost the full length of the runway, which is 1334 metres long, and 23 metres wide. The tower observed that the aircraft almost ran off the runway. In response to a call from the tower, the pilot replied that all was OK.