Sea Scouts, Rowers, Sailors, Anglers and Divers are days away from being able to use new boat storage compounds at Greystones Harbour and Marina. The news came as 5,000 people gathered for the reopening of the new Harbour complex and enjoyed fireworks during Friday's Culture night celebrations.
Demand for the marina in the new harbour is being assessed now according to Town Councillor Derek Mitchell and the hope is that it will open next Summer.
Public lighting is being installed now and following a safety audit the harbour will be open to the public in about 10 days.
Friday's Culture Night saw the Orchestras and Irish Music were playing from a stage. The highlight was a spectacular fireworks display from a rope over the entrance. Over 5,000 people were there most sitting on the steps in a semi circle around the water which formed a great arena.
Most people were surprised at the large size of the public space as they had thought of it as just a marina. Only half the space was open and it shows just how good a public space it is. It will become the focal point of the town even before it is fully open.