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Plan by Foyle Port for €30m-€50m Greencastle Cruise Liner Facility Still Afloat

22nd December 2021
Plans by Foyle Port for a large cruise ship facility at Greencastle. Co. Donegal. Above AFLOAT adds is the small cruiseship Clipper Oydessy at the old inner port of London/Derry, noting the landmark building of the Guildhall Plans by Foyle Port for a large cruise ship facility at Greencastle. Co. Donegal. Above AFLOAT adds is the small cruiseship Clipper Oydessy at the old inner port of London/Derry, noting the landmark building of the Guildhall Credit: Foyle Port

Plans to develop a multi-million euro deep water terminal for cruise ships at Greencastle (Co. Donegal), remain on course says the boss of Foyle Port, Brian McGrath.

According to the Derry Journal, Mr. McGrath said the port has estimated the massive infrastructure project is likely to cost between €30m and €50m.

Foyle Port had been ready to proceed with a detailed design for the new berthing facility just as the coronavirus pandemic arrived on these shores, Mr. McGrath told members of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.

“We had identified Greencastle as a natural deep water harbour. It lends itself very naturally to exploiting our tourist productions on both sides of the border.

“So consistent with [Irish] government policy and Executive policy what we were trying to do was to look to plug the gap that exists in the north west,” he told TDs, senators and MPs.

Much more here on this cross border development. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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