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Marine Minister Announces Details Of €2.2m Capital Programme For 39 Local Authority Harbour Projects

31st March 2019
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Marine Minister Michael Creed Marine Minister Michael Creed

Marine Minister Michael Creed announced on Friday (29 March) details of a €2.2m package to assist 12 coastal local authorities undertake and complete 39 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways owned by them.

The package provides funding for maintenance and repair works in addition to supporting the ongoing development and enhancement of harbour facilities including some marine leisure developments.

The minister said: “I am delighted to announce the continuation of our programme to assist coastal local authorities in the repair and development of fishery and aquaculture-linked marine infrastructures under their ownership.”

The local authority programme forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines’ 2019 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme, whereby the department co-funds up to 75% of the total cost of approved projects with the Local Authority providing the balance.

Earlier this year, a €35.7 million Capital Investment Package was announced for the development of Ireland’s six Fishery Harbour Centres under the programme.

Minister Creed added: “The local authority-owned harbours in receipt of funding under this year’s programme play a critical role in the social and economic wellbeing of rural coastal communities.

“In addition to an immediate employment spin off during the works, this funding contributes to the ongoing development of fishing related activities, increasing participation in marine leisure and supplementing measures to attract greater numbers of tourists which ultimately create the environment for sustainable job creation opportunities in rural locations.

“The €2.2m package I am making available in 2019 provides funding for a diverse suite of projects geographically spread across 12 local authorities which will enhance the amenities provided to the wider marine community in these coastal areas.

“It continues my commitment to rural development and builds on the success of previous programmes.”

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine funded Local Authority works 2019

 

County Council

Location

Works

Grant aid approved

Clare

County Council

 

Querrin Pier

 

Construction of slipway

67,500

 

Carrigaholt Pier

Essential repairs and upgrade to existing pier walls and deck, installation of railings.

75,000

 

General

Provision of safety signage at piers with particular reference to slipways.

30,000

Total Clare

 

172,500

Cork

County Council

Category 1 & 2 Piers

Safety signage and other safety equipment at Category 1 & 2 Piers

30,000

Union Hall Harbour

 

New Power supply facilities

14,344

Baltimore Harbour

 

New Power supply facilities

14,344

Kinsale Harbour

 

New Power supply facilities

14,344

Ballycotton Harbour

 

New Power supply facilities

14,344

 

Kinsale Harbour

Provide adequate waste oil collection facility and other waste collection facilities on quay side

22,500

 

 

Baltimore Harbour

Provide adequate waste oil collection facility and other waste collection facilities on quay side

22,500

 

 

Ballycotton Harbour

Provide adequate waste oil collection facility and other waste collection facilities on quay side

22,500

 

Crookhaven

Upgrade works to existing pier and slipway

30,000

 

Snave Pier, Ballylickey

Reconstruct section of existing slipway, steps, repairs & install hand rail

33,750

 

 

Total Cork

 

218,625

Donegal County Council

Darney Pier, Bruckless

Re-grade and re-deck the slipway, provide safety signage and railings as necessary

30,000

Curransport

The slipway requires a new reinforced concrete surface, improved lighting for winter use and navigation lights to improve safety of navigation. This funding will be used to repair this facility for the ferry service, provide safety signage and railings

45,000

Rutland Aids to Navigation

Provide 1 No. Starboard Hand marker and light to mark submerged rock outcrops in the channel at Rutland and indicate safe access to Burtonport

22,500

Inch Pier

Repair the existing structure and provide signage and railings

12,000

Leharden Newbridge

Improve the berthing facilities at this location and provide safety signage and railings

45,000

 

Creevy Pier

Repair the existing pier deck, provide signage, toe rails and railings

18,000

 

 

Total Donegal

 

172,500

Fingal County

Council

Rush Harbour

Lift & Relay a section of original stones on pier surface of this protected structure incl. importing additional stone where necessary

60,000

Balbriggan Harbour

Provision of services supply points (water and electricity) on southern side of the harbour to improve facilities for fishermen operating from that part of the internal harbour

56,250

 

Total Fingal

 

116,250

Galway County Council

Crumpáin Pier, Carna

Extend Pier, new slipway

93,750

Droim, Lettermore

Extend pier, new slipway

78,750

Roundstone

Extend pier, improve access

82,500

 

Total Galway

 

255,000

Kerry County Council

Tarbert Pier

Further strengthening and underpinning to quay wall together with alignment of stone to face of wall. Phase 1 of works completed in 2018 - precast panel placement and grouting of  voids

112,500

Dromatoor Pier

Structural repairs including underpinning to slipway and repair of crack in sea-wall

15,000

 

Total Kerry

 

127,500

 

Limerick County Council

 

Glin Pier

 

Improvement and safety works

 

111,000

Total Limerick

 

111,000

 

Mayo County Council

 

Rathlackan Pier

Emergency underpinning of existing pier end. Further reconstruction of harbour deck. Safety works

105,000

Westport

New slipway at Westport Quay

112,500

Westport

New pontoon and gangway at Westport Quay

112,500

Total Mayo

 

330,000

 

 

Sligo County Council

Pulladivva Pier

Rebuilding/repairing of wall and quay surface, repair of deck and rebuilding of core

103,500

Total Sligo

 

103,500

Waterford County Council

Tramore North Pier

North Pier remediation/ strengthening & overslabbing works. 4 new access ladders to North and South Piers. 12 new mooring blocks to North and South Piers. Remediation works to top surface of South Pier

112,500

Helvick Pier

Repairs to pier wall & grout areas as necessary

112,500

Total Waterford

 

225,000

Wexford County Council

Duncannon

Structural repairs to harbour walls

112,500

Kilmore Quay

Upgrade of harbour lighting

75,000

Kilmore Quay Marina

Repairs and upgrade of pontoon sections

30,000

New Ross Marina

Repair works to pontoon

22,500

Total Wexford

 

240,000

Wicklow County Council

Packet Pier/North Quay

New heavy duty ship mooring bollard on quay wall, Packet Pier. Recessed ladders & intermediate bollards on quay wall

45,000

South /North Quay Wicklow

Floating pontoon - dock finder style structure along quay side to increase capacity for small leisure vessels

90,000

Total Wicklow

 

135,000

 

 

Total Grant Aid Approved

 

2,206,875

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