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Bantry Harbour to Be Given €24m Redevelopment

23rd October 2014
Bantry Harbour to Be Given €24m Redevelopment

#BantryHarbourPlans - The Port of Cork Company is to embark shortly on what it hopes will be the first phase of a €24m redevelopment by the port for facilities at Bantry Harbour which will encourage more seaborne trade and cruise line business.

The first phase of the plan will be a €7m upgrade of facilities at the town pier, which needs remedial work, and widening to accommodate buses which can meet tenders from cruise liners.

Denis Healy, the deputy chief executive of the Port of Cork, said that dredging would also take place to ensure that larger vessels could pull alongside it.

"We are also going to create an amenity area adjacent to the railway pier, and a new quay wall which will accommodate a 16-berth marina," said Mr Healy.

The Irish Examiner has more to report HERE.


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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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