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The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, announced this morning details of a €38.3m Capital Investment Package for the ongoing development of Ireland’s publicly owned harbour network including 79 Local Authority Harbours across 12 coastal Local Authorities.

See funding allocations below

In announcing the 2021 programme, the Minister said, “I am delighted to announce this €38.3 million capital investment package in our six Fishery Harbour Centres and 79 Local Authority owned piers and harbours around our coast which underlines the importance this Government places on the contribution of the wider Seafood sector to Ireland’s economy and to rural coastal communities in particular.”

Essential repairs to a fisherman's pontoon has been granted €72,750 and  slipway improvement works were awarded €60,000 at Kinsale Harbour in West CorkEssential repairs to a fisherman's pontoon have been granted €72,750 and  slipway improvement works were awarded €60,000 at Kinsale Harbour in West Cork

The Local Authority programme which forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines’ 2021 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 (see table 1 below).

In regard to the Local Authority scheme, the Minister stated, “It was important to me to place added importance on the Local Authority scheme this year and I am pleased to be to in a position to announce an enhanced €4.2 million programme in 2021 to assist Coastal Local Authorities in the repair and development of fishery and aquaculture linked marine infrastructures under their ownership. This year I have redirected savings due to Covid limitations on other projects to increase the monies available to the Local Authorities resulting in a 35% increase in 2020 allocations. Together with funding from Local Authorities, the total amount to be invested in local piers and harbours in 2021 under this scheme comes to €5.6 million.”

 €30,000 has been granted for the installation of a pontoon at the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire Harbour €30,000 has been granted for the installation of a pontoon at the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Minister McConologue went on to say, “The €4.2 million package I am making available this year provides funding for a diverse suite of 79 projects geographically spread across 12 Local Authorities which will improve the amenities provided to the wider Marine community in these coastal areas. It will provide a much needed economic boost to rural coastal communities particularly in these trying times and also make them more attractive to tourists in the longer term. During the pandemic, we have become more aware than ever of the importance of our outdoor spaces and local amenities. The continued upgrading and refurbishment of our local piers and harbours will support local fishers, tourism and will have numerous knock-on benefits for local economies. This again demonstrates our Government’s commitment to rural Ireland.”

New development works are budgeted for at the Fishery Harbour at Howth in County Dublin   New development works are budgeted for at the Fishery Harbour at Howth in County Dublin

Overall, the annual Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme provides funding for safety, maintenance and new development works at the six Fishery Harbour Centres at Howth, Dunmore East, Castletownbere, Dingle, Ros An Mhíl and Killybegs (see Table 2 below).

The primary function of the Fishery Harbour Centres is to underpin the ongoing development of the fisheries and seafood processing sectors, while also facilitating other diverse marine-related activities.

The Minister said, “Critically, this year’s funding for the Fishery Harbour Centres provides for the completion of three strategically important projects in Castletownbere, Killybegs and Howth, delivering an additional 460 metres of berthing space in the respective harbours. These projects have experienced delays as a result of the necessary Covid restrictions. This is in accordance with Action 65 of my Department’s 2021 Action Plan. Additionally, a number of new projects are commencing across the six Fishery Harbour Centres continuing the improvements being made in facilities available to fishermen and other harbour users."

The Minister concluded by saying “All told, €140 million has been invested in the Fishery Harbour Centres between 2010 and 2020, with a further €31 million invested in Local Authority owned marine infrastructure over the same period. This years €38.3 million investment in 2021 will create short term employment in some of the most rural coastal communities during the works, as well as reinforcing the strategies for diversification and to develop an environment for long term, sustainable economic opportunities around our coast.”

Table 1: The 79 approved capital projects across 12 Coastal Local Authorities approved for funding in 2021

County Council

 

Location

 

Works

 

Total Project Cost

 

Grant Aid Approved by DAFM

 

Clare County Council

 

Bournapeaka Pier (Ballyaughan)

 

Pier Repairs

 

200,000

 

150,000

 
 

Seafield Pier, Quilty

 

The installation of a crane to enable the fishermen to safely load and offload their boats.

 

35,000

 

26,250

 
 

Doolin Pier

 

Pier upgrades including installation of additional mooring bollards.

 

73,718

 

55,289

 
 

Carrowmore Slipway, Doonbeg

 

Reconstruction of the slipway wall.

 

30,000

 

22,500

 
 

Seafield Pier, Quilty

 

Repairs to pier

 

5,000

 

3,750

 
 

Doonmore Pier, Doonbeg

 

Provision of floating ramped access platform, to provide easy access between the pier & the floating pontoon platform.

 

35,000

 

26,250

 
 

Carrigaholt (old) Pier

 

Repairs and upgrade to pier

 

32,000

 

24,000

 
 

Carrigaholt (old) Pier

 

Repairs to quay wall

 

10,000

 

7,500

 
 

Seafield Pier, Quilty

 

Repairs to quay wall and slipway

 

25,000

 

18,750

 
 

                                                         Total Clare County Council

 

445,718

 

334,289

 

Cork County Council

 

Kinsale Harbour -  Fisherman's Pontoon

Phase 1

 

Essential Pontoon Repairs

 

97,000

 

72,750

 
 

Keelbeg

 

Safety Improvement Works

 

200,000

 

150,000

 
 

Ballycotton Pier                        

 

Pier Improvement Works:                      

 

60,000

 

45,000

 
 

Ballycrovane Pier

 

Pier improvement works and safety signage

 

55,000

 

41,250

 
 

Kinsale Harbour - Slips  Phase 1

 

Slip Improvement works to various slips and safety signage                                            

 

80,000

 

60,000

 
 

Traavarra

 

Pier Remedial /Safety Improvement Works and safety signage                

 

30,000

 

22,500

 
 

Zetland Pier

 

Safety Improvement Works and safety signage.

 

124,000

 

93,000

 
 

Total Cork County Council

 

646,000

 

484,500

 

Donegal County Council

 

Leenan Slipway

 

Construction of slipway.

 

200,000

 

150,000

 
 

Portnoo Crane

 

Installation of a pier crane and associated works.

 

80,000

 

60,000

 
 

Greencastle

 

Electrical upgrade and installation of CCTV

 

80,000

 

60,000

 
 

Ballyshannon

 

Slipway Repair

 

40,000

 

30,000

 
 

Downings

 

Repair works

 

40,000

 

30,000

 
 

Bunaninver

 

Pier head repairs and provision of signage and railings.

 

30,000

 

22,500

 
 

Binwee (Magheragallon)

 

Pier upgrade works.

 

30,000

 

22,500

 
 

Bundoran Pier

 

Pier repairs and upgrade

 

40,000

 

30,000

 
 

Portnablagh Pier

 

Pier and slipway upgrade, signage railings etc.

 

30,000

 

22,500

 
 

Mevagh

 

Installation of berthing pontoon and access gangway

 

200,000

 

150,000

 
 

Lahardan

 

Breakwater repairs

 

40,000

 

30,000

 
 

Ballywhoriskey

 

New pontoon, anchors and access gangway.

 

40,000

 

30,000

 
 

Total Donegal County Council

 

850,000

 

637,500

 

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

 

Coliemore Harbour

 

Remedial repairs.

 

100,000

 

75,000

 
 

Traders Wharf, Dun Laoghaire Harbour

 

Water and electrical upgrades

 

45,000

 

33,750

 
 

West Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour

 

Installation of  pontoon.

 

40,000

 

30,000

 
 

Total Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

 

185,000

 

138,750

 

Fingal County Council

 

Loughshinny Harbour

 

Reconditioning and re-strengthening of pavement and sea wall and ancillaries

 

80,000

 

60,000

 
 

Skerries

 

Replacement of existing AToN serving Skerries Harbour, Replacement of existing fenders serving the outer pier at Skerries Harbour

 

70,000

 

52,500

 
 

Balbriggan Harbour

 

Replacement and installation of 3 x ladders serving Balbriggan Harbour

 

40,000

 

30,000

 
 

Total Fingal County Council

 

190,000

 

142,500

 

Galway County Council

 

Inisboffin Harbour

 

Upgrade works, safety works, replace moorings etc.

 

138,984

 

104,238

 
 

Cleggan

 

Repair and upgrading works to pier and crane

 

90,800

 

68,100

 
 

Safety Bundle 1. Aughrusmor, Ard Mór Pier, Kilkieran, Aibhnin, Maumeen, Caladh Feenish, Trawbaun

 

Safety works

 

75,000

 

56,250

 
 

Derryinver

 

Repair works and safety signage

 

50,000

 

37,500

 
 

An tOilean Mór

 

Repair and safety works and safety signage

 

22,000

 

16,500

 
 

Safety Bunde 2. Rinville, Blackweir, Killeenaran, Tarrea, Kinvarra, Parkmore, Newtown Lynch Pier

 

Repair works and safety signage

 

50,000

 

37,500

 
 

Garafin - Rosmuc

 

Repair and safety works and safety signage

 

34,000

 

25,500

 
 

Total Galway County Council

 

460,784

 

345,588

 

Kerry County Council

 

Dún Chaoin Pier

 

Repair works and development of new slipway

 

100,000

 

75,000

 
 

Knightstown Marina

 

Replace breakwater pontoon and electrical bollards at Knightstown Marina

 

145,000

 

108,750

 
 

Dooneen Pier (Feohanagh)

 

Repair works

 

40,000

 

30,000

 
 

Total Kerry County Council 

 

285,000

 

213,750

 

Mayo County Council

 

Porturlin Harbour

 

Improvement works on the Pier/sea wall

 

200,000

 

150,000

 
 

Purteen Harbour Achill

 

Remediation works on slipway and safety improvement works.

 

45,000

 

33,750

 
 

Roigh

 

Remedial works on pier.

 

70,000

 

52,500

 
 

Rinroe Pier, Kilgalligan

 

Safety improvement works, replacement of ladders and railings

 

60,000

 

45,000

 
 

Killerduff Pier

 

Remove rocks and debris from harbour area. Repairs to slipway and breakwater wall.

 

60,000

 

45,000

 
 

Belderrig Pier

 

Safety improvement works, including replacement of the existing winch system, ladders and railings.

 

150,000

 

112,500

 
 

Kilcummin Harbour

 

Repairs to old breakwater wall, and safety works to slipway and pier.

 

100,000

 

75,000

 
 

Mulranny

 

Remedial works to pier / sea wall.

 

150,000

 

112,500

 
 

Total Mayo County Council

 

835,000

 

626,250

 

Sligo County  Council

 

Aughris Pier

 

Repairs to pier.

 

70,000

 

52,500

 
 

Easkey Pier

 

Pier repairs

 

200,000

 

150,000

 
 

Total Sligo County Council

 

270,000

 

202,500

 

Waterford County Council

 

Helvick Pier

 

Pier upgrades

 

200,000

 

150,000

 
 

Tramore North Pier

 

Pier upgrade and remediation works

 

200,000

 

150,000

 
 

Cheekpoint Pier

 

Pier repair, upgrade and remediation works..

 

200,000

 

150,000

 
 

Ballinacourty Pier

 

Pier repairs and small scale dredging.

 

70,000

 

52,500

 
 

Bunmahon Slipway - West Side

 

installation of handrails to existing slipway for health and safety improvements.

 

10,000

 

7,500

 
 

Total Waterford County Council

 

680,000

 

510,000

 

Wexford County Council

 

Kilmore Quay 1

 

Upgrade of power points

 

80,000

 

60,000

 
 

Kilmore Quay 2

 

Repair to Quay walls

 

25,000

 

18,750

 
 

Duncannon 1

 

New Waste Oil Tank

 

20,000

 

15,000

 
 

Kilmore Quay 3

 

Mooring Bollards

 

25,000

 

18,750

 
 

Fethard harbour

 

Public lighting of harbour

 

40,000

 

30,000

 
 

Ballyhack

 

Mooring rings, repointing

 

30,000

 

22,500

 
 

Wexford Harbour 1

 

Remedial works to Ferrybank slipway

 

30,000

 

22,500

 
 

Kilmore Quay 4

 

Access ladder on west pier

 

18,000

 

13,500

 
 

Wexford Harbour 2

 

Power supply on quay

 

60,000

 

45,000

 
 

New Ross Marina

 

Repair works to marina

 

25,000

 

18,750

 
 

Kilmore Quay Marina 1

 

Repair works to marina

 

30,000

 

22,500

 
 

Cahore 1

 

Provide barrier system on slipway

 

20,000

 

15,000

 
 

Killurin

 

Repair of quay walls

 

12,000

 

9,000

 
 

Kilmore Quay Marina 2

 

Painting of marina piles

 

30,000

 

22,500

 
 

Total Wexford County Council

 

445,000

 

333,750

 

Wicklow County Council

 

Inner Dock, South Quay Arklow  and Main Berth on South Quay, Arklow

 

Replacement of fenders with new fendering system.

 

60,000

 

45,000

 
 

South Quay, Wicklow

 

Pier upgrade, safety works and utility upgrade.

 

70,000

 

52,500

 
 

North and South Quay, Arklow

 

Ladder replacement programme throughout Arklow Harbour - Quays and Piers

 

45,000

 

33,750

 
 

South Quay, Arklow Harbour

 

Upgrading works to the slipway at the Inner Dock, South Quay.

 

35,000

 

26,250

 
 

Greystones Harbour

 

Safety works including installation of demarcation buoys and the provision of a swim raft/platform within the public harbour.

 

32,000

 

24,000

 
 

Wicklow Harbour

 

Repairs and surfacing of sections of the slipway.

 

30,000

 

22,500

 
 

Total Wicklow County Council

 

272,000

 

204,000

 

Total Projects Cost

 

5,564,502

 

 

 

Total Grant Aid Approved

     

4,173,377

 

Table 2: The overall Fishery Harbour & Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme 2021

Location

 

Project Description

 

Cost €m

   

Howth:-

 

Middle Pier Berthing Face

Harbour Workshop

Harbour Master & Engineering Office

Harbour Dredging

Other Contractual Commitments

CCTV Upgrade

Fishermans’ toilet & shower facility

No 11 West Pier Building Upgrade

Boat store upgrade

Safety and Maintenance

Disability Access

 

6.00

0.90

0.05

0.20

0.30

0.075

0.15

0.25

0.05

0.30

0.02

   
   

Total

 

8.295

   

Dunmore East:-

 

South Pier/Wharf upgrade work

Site 18 – Replace building

X-Block protection of East Pier breakwater

Industrial Effluent Pipeline

Water Metering

Other Contractual Commitments

Safety and Maintenance

Disability Access

 

0.30

0.25

0.60

0.50

0.40

0.05

0.30

0.02

   
   

Total

 

2.42

   

Castletownbere:-

 

Dinish Island pier extension

Castletownbere Slipway

Mainland Quay Wall repairs

Syncrolift Dredging upgrade works

Water Metering

Re-route Dinish Sewer network

Other Contractual Commitments

Safety and Maintenance

Disability Access

 

6.8

2.00

0.35

0.70

0.50

0.40

0.65

0.35

0.02

   
   

Total

 

11.77

   

Dingle:-

 

Upgrade Marine Facilities Building

Other Contractual Commitments

Safety and Maintenance

Disability Access

 

0.50

0.30

0.30

0.02

   

 

 

Total

 

1.12

   

 

Ros an Mhíl:-

 

Deep Water Quay

Upgrade of Harbour Master offices

Net storage Area

CCTV upgrade

Other Contractual commitments

Safety and Maintenance

Disability Access

 

0.10

0.20

0.10

0.03

0.39

     0.25

0.02

 
   

Total

 

1.09

 

Killybegs:-

 

Smooth Point Pier Extension (Phase 2)

Small Craft Harbour service building

Landing Pier Fendering

Boat Repair Building Extension

Harbour Master stores

Plant & Material storage shed in shipyard

Other Contractual Commitments

Safety and Maintenance

Disability Access       

 

6.50

0.65

0.55

0.07

0.25

0.25

0.02

0.40

0.02

 
   

Total

 

8.71

 

Total FHC’s

 

 

 

33.405

 

 

Cape Clear

 

Safety and Maintenance

Duffy’s Pier remedial works (Phase 2) & road improvement

Disability Access       

 

 

0.04

0.60

0.01

 

 

 

Total

 

0.65

 

Local Authority

 

Local Authority Programme

 

4.2

 

PLBs

 

Piers, Lights and Beacons

 

0.024

 

Total

 

Total 2021 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme

 

38.279

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Good news for those boaters keen to get back on the water in Ards and North Down in Northern Ireland.

All the Harbours and slipways operated by Ards and North Down Council will be open from this morning (Wed 27th May) following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

This action is in line with the NI Executive’s announcement last week regarding reopening access to certain outdoor activities, including water sports.

The council asks users to note that:-

  • All harbour facilities will be operating with additional control measures designed to protect both staff and the public from exposure to, and transmission of, COVID-19 (more details are available at www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/resident/harbours/introduction
  • All those using the harbours for recreation are asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines and to be considerate to other users.

The harbours include Groomsport, Donaghadee, Ballywalter, Ballyhalbert and Cooke St Pier, Portaferry.

In a ramping up of curbs on the use of some harbours in County Down, Ards and North Down Council have issued a Notice to Berth Holders preventing the launching and mooring of vessels, apart from fishing boats, in its harbours.

The five locations are Groomsport, Donaghadee, Ballywalter, Ballyhalbert and Cooke St Pier, Portaferry.

It reads:

Due to the Covid-19 all Ards and North Down Harbours are closed until further notice. No vessels other than commercial vessels are to remain in the water during this period.

All others to remain on hard standing until further notice.

Thank you.

Stay In & Stay Safe
Harbour Contacts V H F channel 68
Harbour Master William Angus
Office 02891882377
Mobile 07718579105 or 07718579104

The lift in at Groomsport which was postponed now seems unlikely for some time.

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Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced details of a €35.7m Capital Investment Package for the ongoing development of Ireland’s publicly owned harbour network.

In announcing the initiative the Minister said “I am delighted to announce this €35.7m capital investment package in our six Fishery Harbour Centres and other fisheries related marine infrastructure. It represents an increase of €9.4m on the final expenditure on this programme in 2018 and underlines the importance this Government places on the ever significant contribution of the wider Seafood sector to Ireland's economy.”

The Annual Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme provides funding for safety, maintenance and new development works at the six Fishery Harbour Centres at Howth, Dunmore East, Castletownbere, Dingle, Ros An Mhíl and Killybegs (see Table 1 below). The primary function of the Fishery Harbour Centres is to underpin the ongoing development of the fisheries and seafood processing sectors while also facilitating other diversemarine-relatedd activities.

Flagship projects in the 2019 Capital Programme include the continuation of the Dinish Island quay extension at Castletownbere (€17.5m in 2019), the Smooth Point extension Phase 2 at Killybegs (€4.0m in 2019) and the provision of additional berthing space on the Middle Pier in Howth (€4.5m in 2019).

The Minister said “The quay extension projects in Castletownbere, Killybegs and Howth will collectively provide an additional 460 metres of berthing space in the respective harbours recognising the growing levels of fishing activity in particular, but also the increasing demands from other sectors including commercial cargo, leisure and tourism and cruise liners. These projects are also under consideration for co-funding under the European Maritime Fisheries Fund”

€2.48m has been set aside for safety, maintenance and disability access works at the six Fishery Harbour Centres and at North Harbour, Cape Clear which is also owned by the Department. In addition, €2m is earmarked for a Local Authority Harbour Development and Marine Leisure programme to assist coastal Local Authorities in the repair and development of piers, harbours and slipways under their ownership.

The Minister concluded by saying “This €35.7 investment will build on the €96m invested in the Fishery Harbour Centres since 2010 and the €27m invested in the Local Authority infrastructure over the same period. Improving the standards of facilities at our Fishery Harbour Centres and other public harbours around our coast attract increasing and additional economic activities, benefitting a broad cohort of current and future harbour users including the fishing industry, seafood processing sector, other ancillary marine industries, and the wider rural coastal communities”.

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#IrishHarbours - According to Galway Bay fm, €225,000 has been ringfenced for harbour projects in the county.

€112,000 will be spent on slipway and pier infrastructure at Crumpan Pier, Carna.

A further €112,000 will go towards slipway and pier extension works at Droim, Lettermore.

The money has been announced by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine as part of a €2.2 million national fund.

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The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today announced details of a €28m Capital Investment Package for the ongoing development of Ireland’s Local Authority owned small harbour network. (see Table 1 below for details)
In announcing the initiative the Minister said “The €28m I am allocating for the 2017 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme represents a significantly increased capital investment in the six Fishery Harbour Centres and other fisheries related marine infrastructure. It is testament not only to this Governments ongoing commitment to the Seafood sector, but also to the success of the sector in terms of increased activity levels.”

The Annual Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme provides funding for development works, safety and maintenance at the six Fishery Harbour Centres at Howth, Dunmore East, Castletownbere, Dingle, Ros an Mhil and Killybegs. The primary function of the Fishery Harbour Centres is to underpin the ongoing development of the fisheries and seafood processing sectors, while also facilitating other diverse marine related activities. The annual value of all fish landings into the six Fishery Harbour Centres increased from €136.8m to €262.3m over the period from 2010 to 2015.
The Minister said “I have set aside almost €25.5m towards development works, safety and maintenance at the six Fishery Harbour Centres which account for around 85% of all fish landed into Ireland. I have also proved €2.5m for a Local Authority Harbour Development and Marine Leisure programme to assist coastal Local Authorities in the repair and development of small scale piers, harbours and slipways under their ownership.”
Flagship projects in the 2017 Capital Programme include major quay extensions at Castletownbere, Killybegs, and Howth. Also of note is the dredging of the navigation channel in Dingle, the completion of the Small Craft Harbour in Ros an Mhíl and the West Wharf upgrade in Dunmore East.
The Minister concluded by saying “This €28m investment will build on the €64m invested in the Fishery Harbour Centres since 2010 and the €23m invested in the Local Authority infrastructure over the same period. It continues to improve the facilities at our Fishery Harbour Centres and other public harbours around our coast attracting increasing and additional economic activities, benefitting a broad cohort of current and future harbour users including the fishing industry, seafood processing sector, other ancillary marine industries, and the wider rural coastal communities”.

Table 1- Fishery Harbour & Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme 2017

Table 1.
Location Project Description Cost €m

Howth:-

Construction of additional berthing face to middle pier and dredging along pier face.

Gas Main

Other Services (Sewers, ducting, watermains)

Claremount Storage Units

East Pier Repairs

Syncrolift – Timber Deck

Footpath Upgrade

1.50

0.15

0.15

0.15

0.17

0.05

0.15

  Total 2.32

Dunmore East:-

West wharf upgrade required due to steel corrosion and spalling of concrete.

Shanoon Car Park

0.4

0.2

  Total 0.6

Castletownbere:-

Dinish island pier extension

New Harbour  Administration  Building (shared facility) on mainland Quay.

Harbour Slipway

5.0

1.2

0.3

  Total 6.5

Dingle:-

Dredging North Channel to widen the navigation channel to the port and provide better access.

Upgrade of Harbour Marine Facilities Building

4.0

0.2

  Total 4.2

Ros an Mhíl:-

Small Craft Harbour final Phase (furniture fit out and services).

0.8

  Total 0.8

Killybegs:-

Smooth point pier extension  and  permitting.

Harbour Electrics Upgrade

Small Craft Harbour final completion.

5.0

0.5

0.7

  Total 6.2
Total Fishery Harbour Centres( new developments) 20.62
Cape Clear Complete development works incl painting stoplogs, install pontoons, finish road works. 0.1
Safety and Maintenance and Non-Discretionary and Contractual Capital Commitments (incl Disability Access) 4.69
Total Local Authority Harbour Development and Marine Leisure Programme 2.50
Total 2017 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme 27.91
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#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 46 of 2016 advises that piling works were set to commence at Howth Fishery Harbour Centre, weather permitting, on or around this past Monday 21 November.

The works involve the installation of 3 No. circular steel piles and the subsequent installation of a floating pontoon at the trawler dock (Western Basin) at latitude 53°23'32” N and longitude 6°4’6” W.

The works are being advanced by a marine contractor working from a jack-up barge 18m x 18m in size, using heavy civil engineering plant and machinery, work vessels and platforms. Divers will be employed onsite to install anodes to the piles.

For safety reasons, mariners are requested to proceed slowly and with caution in the trawler dock and to give the works a wide berth. Wave wash from vessels should be avoided.

These works are expected to be ongoing until the end of December 2016, weather permitting.

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#Westport - Submissions are now open on plans for a new pontoon and slipway for Westport Harbour, as the Mayo News reports.

Intended as an interim measure for the Co Mayo coastal town as more ambitious proposals for a marina development remain on hold over costing issues, the 37m slipway and 42m pontoon could be ready two years from now if greenlit through the planning process.

The infrastructure would also prove useful for the proposed new coastguard station in the harbour, plans for which were lodged earlier in the year.

Plans are now open for the public to view at the West Mayo Municipal District offices till Tuesday 13 September, with the consultation closing on Friday 30 September.

The Mayo News has more on the story HERE.

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#WestCork - A West Cork TD has welcomed the recent announcement of the near €18 million Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the package announced last month by Marine Minister Simon Coveney is primarily aimed at safety, maintenance and development works at Ireland's six Fishery Harbour Centres.

Funded alongside electrical upgrading and more at Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre (€890,000) will be storm damage repairs works and improvements infrastructure at Cape Clear's North Harbour at a cost of nearly €2 million.

The funding allocation for these West Cork harbour sites was welcomed by local Fine Gael deputy Noel Harrington, who told the West Cork Times that the works at Cape Clear "will enhance the safety for those living on the island and the thousands who visit there each year."

Moreover, the Castletownbere works are "welcome and necessary in the busy port," he said, adding that he was confident further funding via Cork County Council would see greater investment in the West Cork coastal region.

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#piers – The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced details of a €23m package for the repair of public owned piers, harbours and slipways damaged during the winter storms and for investment in the ongoing development of Ireland's public harbour network.In announcing this initiative, the Minister said "We are all too well aware of the damage wreaked on our harbour network during the winter storms.
 
I am delighted to announce as part of an extended capital programme for 2014, this significant funding for the immediate repair of piers and harbours across the country".
 
€8.5m for 115 storm damaged piers and harbours to assist 11 Local Authorities and the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine to repair this storm damaged infrastructure. (see tables 1&2 below for details)
 
Funding of €7m for 111 projects to repair Local Authority owned storm damaged harbours, piers and slipways and €1.5m for remediation work at four Department owned, non-Fishery Harbour Centres including €1.3m for North Harbour Cape Clear.

"In addition, a further €14.63m of funding is being provided for harbour development in 2014 and this represents a significant increase on the level of funding provided in 2013. This is an indication of the Government's commitment to developing our fishery harbours for the benefit of our fishing industry, seafood processing sector, other ancillary marine industries, tenants and the wider community. It is part of an ongoing and long term strategy to develop and improve the facilities at our Fishery Harbour Centres and other public harbours around our coast." (see table 3 below for details).

€11.63m of this is allocated towards safety, maintenance and new development works at six Fishery Harbour Centres at Howth, Dunmore East, Castletownbere, Dingle, Ros a Mhíl and Killybegs, in addition to infrastructural improvement works at "bull nose" pier, North Harbour, Cape Clear. This works also includes €4m for dredging works at Dunmore East.

€3m is being allocated for Local Authority Harbour Development and Marine Leisure programmes. The Department is contacting the relevant Local Authorities in relation to applications under this element of the Programme.

Flagship projects in the 2014 Capital Programme include the works at "bull nose" pier Cape Clear, major dredging works at Dunmore East, electrical upgrading in Howth, slipway works at Ros a Mhíl, Castletownbere and Dingle, and a small craft harbour in Killybegs.

The Minister commented that "the projects consisting of €23m in total capital expenditure will repair the storm damage to our vitally important fisheries piers and harbours network and will develop our harbours for the benefit of our seafood industry and the coastal communities dependent on this infrastructure. This package will help to ensure that this important infrastructure is fit for purpose in the modern era and will bring significant added value to local communities and much welcome jobs and economic activity".

 
 
   

Table 1 Departmental owned Non-Fishery Harbour Centres approved for funding under the Storm Damage Programme.

 

Location

Structure Type

DAFM Approved Funding

Cape Clear, Co.Cork.

North Harbour

€1,300,000

Dooagh, Co Mayo

Pier (PLB)

€115,000

Westcove, Co. Kerry

Navigation Beacon (PLB)

€60,000

Gun Rock, Co. Galway

Beacon (PLB)

€40,000

TOTAL

€1,515,000

 

Table 2 Local Authority Projects approved for funding under the Storm Damage Programme

Location

DAFM Approved 2014

90% funding

Cork County Council

 

Pallas Sea Wall, Ardgroom

€36,000

 

Glandore Pier

€180,000

 

Courtmacsherry Harbour

€9,000

 

Letter Pier, Kilcrohane

€27,000

 

Dursey Island Pier

€9,450

 

Travarra Pier

€13,500

 

Cleanderry Slip, Ardgroom

€22,500

 

Gorteen Pier

€9,000

 

Deelish Pier, Skibbereen

€27,000

 

McDonald's Quay Youghal

€72,000

 

Baltimore Pier

€36,000

 

Barleycove Beach

€45,000

Total Cork Co. Co.

€486,450

Waterford County Council

 

Tramore Seawall

€135,000

 

Boatstrand Pier

€315,000

 

Dunmore East Stormwall

€18,000

Total Waterford Co. Co.

€468,000

Wexford County Council

 

Courtown Harbour 1

€477,000

 

Cahore Harbour

€49,500

 

Wexford Harbour

€9,000

 

Kilmore Quay, Harbour 2

€180,000

 

Courtown Harbour 2

€630,000

 

Fethard Harbour

€9,000

 

Slade Harbour

€54,000

 

St Helens Harbour

€45,900

 

Ballyhack Harbour

€45,000

 

Carne Harbour

€13,500

Total Wexford Co. Co.

€1,512,900

Mayo County Council

 

Roonagh Pier

€18,000

 

Porturlin Harbour

€135,000

 

Purtoon, Inishturk Pier

€27,000

 

Kilcummin Harbour

€63,000

 

Killala Harbour

€63,000

 

Inishbiggle Pontoon

€27,000

 

Clare Island Pier & Slipway

€76,500

 

Islandmore Pontoon

€18,000

 

Mulranny Pier

€67,500

 

Old Head Pier

€12,600

 

Blackshod Pier

€72,000

 

Carramore Pier

€47,700

 

Killerduff Harbour

€135,000

 

Rathlacken Harbour

€135,000

 

Saleen Harbour

€90,000

 

Lecanvey Pier

€10,800

 

Bunlough Slipway

€9,000

 

Faulmore Slipway

€45,000

 

Belderrigh Pier, Ballycastle

€90,000

 

Inishkea Island Pier

€45,000

 

Frenchport Pier, Belmullet

€18,000

 

Westport Quay

€27,000

Total Mayo Co. Co.

€1,232,100

Sligo County Council

 

Mullaghmore Harbour

€89,100

 

Enniscrone Pier

€61,200

Total Sligo Co. Co.

€150,300

Galway County Council

 

Cé na Trá Ban, Lettermore

€198,000

 

Cé an Mace, Carna

€90,000

 

Cé Cora Point, Inis Meáin

€135,000

 

Cé Sruthan Pier, An Cheathru Rua

€216,000

 

Cé Inis Oírr Slipway, Inis Oírr

€108,000

 

Cé Annaghvaan, Lettermore

€180,000

 

Seán Céibh Spideál

€135,000

 

Cé Spideál Nua

€90,000

 

Cé Inis Oírr Slipway, Inis Oírr

€90,000

 

Cé Dolan

€108,000

 

Cé Pointe, An Ceathru Rua

€180,000

 

Cé Sruthan Bui, Rosmuc

€135,000

 

Cé Caladh Thaidh

€108,000

 

Cé Finnis, Finnis Island

€135,000

 

Cé Rossadilisk

€108,000

Total Galway Co. Co.

€2,016,000

Kerry County Council

 

Local Aids to Navigation

€19,350

 

Kilmakilogue Pier

€18,675

 

Tahilla Pier

€5,850

 

Blackwater Pier

€675

 

Cuan Pier

€2,700

 

Coonanna Pier

€1,125

 

Cooscrome Pier

€7,650

 

Fenit Pier

€7,740

 

Knightstown Pier

€6,750

 

Dromatoor Pier

€7,650

 

Bunnavalla Pier

€4,500

 

Dunquin Pier

€27,000

 

Brandon Pier

€4,500

Total Kerry Co. Co.

€114,165

Wicklow County Council

 

Arklow Harbour South Pier

€5,400

Total Wicklow Co. Co.

€5,400

Donegal County Council

 

Mountcharles Pier

€36,000

 

Magherarorty Harbour

€45,000

 

Buncrana Harbour

€45,000

 

Arranmore, Rannagh Pier Slip

€27,000

 

Bundoran Pier

€7,200

 

Malinmore Pier

€6,750

 

Doonalt Pier (near Glencolmcille)

€6,750

 

Bruckless Pier

€16,200

 

Port Inver

€18,000

 

Cladnageeragh Pier (near Kilcar)

€22,500

 

Portsalon Pier

€22,500

 

Bunaniver Pier

€31,500

 

Wyon Point & Rinnalea Navigation Lights

€9,000

 

Nancy's Rock Navigation Perch

€31,500

 

Cassan Sound Pier

€9,000

 

Malinbeg, Ballyederlan, Gortalia, Tawney (Piers & Slipways)

€18,000

 

Donegal Town Pier

€3,600

 

Bunagee Pier

€135,000

 

Ballysaggart Pier

€13,500

 

Owey Island Pier

€27,000

 

Rathmullan Pier

€27,000

 

Leabgarrow Harbour, Arranmore

€45,000

 

Ballyshannon Harbour

€45,000

 

Curransport Slipway

€9,000

 

Arranmore,Stackamore, Slipway

€6,750

 

Cruit Island Slipway

€6,750

 

Inis Caoraigh Slipway

€18,000

 

Killybegs Harbour, Shore Road

€63,000

Total Donegal Co. Co.

€751,500

Clare County Council

 

Liscannor Pier

€130,950

 

Ballyvaughan Pier

€65,700

 

Seafield Pier

€18,000

 

Kilbaha Pier

€18,000

Total Clare Co. Co.

€232,650

Louth County Council

 

Carlingford Harbour

€4,500

Total Louth Co. Co.

€4,500

   

GRAND TOTAL

€6,973,965

Table 3   2014 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme

Location

Project

DAFM Approved Funding

 

Cape Clear, Co. Cork.

Bull Nose Development

€3,000,000

 

Safety & Maintenance Works

€50,000

 

Disability Access Works

€10,000

 
 

Piers, Lights & Beacons

€27,000

 

All Fishery Harbour Centres

Safety & Maintenance

€1,260,000

 

Disability Access

€100,000

 

Howth FHC

Design & Planning for Pontoons between Middle and West Pier

€100,000

 

Syncrolift Platform Painting & Repairs

€80,000

 

Upgrading of Navigational Lights & Markers

€20,000

 

Upgrading Electrical System

€500,000

 

East Pier Repairs

€150,000

 

Castletownbere FHC

Power points & Electrical Upgrade Mainland Quay

€200,000

 

Mainland Quay Perimeter Fencing/Wall

€200,000

 

Harbour Slipway

€300,000

 

Welfare facilities for harbour users (Dinish)

€100,000

 

Syncrolift drainage  – Design & Planning

€150,000

 

An Daingean FHC

CCTV Upgrade

€40,000

 

Main Pier sheet pile condition survey

€40,000

 

Boatyard Slipway Removal

€200,000

 

Ros a Mhíl FHC

Design & Planning for Phase 2 Small Craft Harbour

€31,000

 

Commencement of New Slipway

€133,000

 

Dunmore East FHC

Construction of Harbour Building Extension

€220,000

 

Dredging Works

€4,000,000

 

Killybegs FHC

Safety Mooring (Department Craft)

€20,000

 

Landing Pier Fendering

€30,000

 

Floating work platform

€9,000

 

Synchrolift Carriage

€10,000

 

Repairs to Blackrock Pier

€150,000

 

Small Craft Harbour – Phase 1

€500,000

 

Local Authority Development

Local Authority Programme (excluding storm damage projects)

€3,000,000

 
 

Marine Leisure & Marine Tourism

Local Authorities

 

TOTAL

€14,630,000

 

 

 

   

 

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