#marinas – Dinny McGinley TD Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht welcomed the approval by his colleague Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture Food and Marine, of the development of a Small Craft Harbour at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre.
Welcoming this development Minister McGinley said "the proposed Small Craft Harbour will provide a safe and modern facility for current harbour users including small fishing boats, passenger and angling vessels and leisure craft. The new facility, when complete, will also provide short term berthage for visiting leisure craft."
"I have long been aware of the benefits of a marina at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre. As local representative for this area, I have down through the years read with interest a number of reports on Killybegs and the Fishery Harbour Centre in the past and the benefits for the local community that would accrue from such a development ."
The funding will be provided under the 2013 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Development Programme to kick start the development of a Small Craft Harbour at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre.
Officials of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine will set out a design and strategy to build the Small Craft Harbour in stages to meet demand while remaining cognisant of the current funding constraints and to deliver the first phase at the earliest opportunity.