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New Cobh Marina Plans Set For Public Display

8th March 2019
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Plans for a larger marina in Cobh faltered a number of years ago Plans for a larger marina in Cobh faltered a number of years ago Photo: Monster4711/Wikimedia

Cobh may finally get a new marina in what’s being touted as a major boost to marine tourism in the Cork Harbour town, as plans are prepared for public display.

The East Cork Journal has details on the new €450,000 development — scaled down from a larger plan that faltered a number of years ago — which would see 25 berths divided between visitor moorings and club spaces, and a 40-metre pontoon that would serve as a ferry port for access to Spike Island.

Future expansion is also envisaged for the new scheme, a joint venture between Cork County Council and Cove Sailing Club — which last month celebrated its 100th anniversary.

The Cork Harbour institution has since been joined in the area by the new Great Island Sailing Club, established after Cove’s previous marina plans failed to progress and prompted concerns over its pressures on sailing activities.

MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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