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€2.8m Capital Funding Programme for 51 Harbour Projects Announced by Minister Creed

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today announced details of a €2.8m package to assist 13 Coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 51 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways owned by them (see table for details). 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 infrastructure in small harbours under their ownership.”

The Local Authority programme forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines’ 2017 Fishery harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme, whereby the Department co-funds up to 75% the total cost of approved projects with the Local Authority providing the balance.

The Minister went on to say “The Local Authority owned harbours in receipt of funding under this year’s programme are fundamental to the wellbeing of rural coastal communities and play an important social and economic role in their respective localities by contributing to the ongoing development of fishing related activities, increasing participation in marine leisure, and augmenting measures to attract greater numbers of tourists which ultimately create the environment for job creation”.

Minister Creed concludedthe announcement by saying “The €2.8m I have made available in 2017 is testament to my commitment to assist in the ongoing economic and social development in our rural coastal communities. The diverse range of projects approved for funding under the programme are geographically spread across 13 Local Authorities and will not only create much needed local employment over the time span of the projects, but equally will further enhance the amenities provided to the wider Marine community in these coastal areas.”

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine funded Local Authority works 2017

County Council

Location

Works

Grant aid approved

Clare

 County Council

 

Lahinch

 

Reconstruction of Slipway

 

112,500

 

Gleninagh Pier

 

Upgrade of deck

 

26,250

 

Total Clare

 

 

138,750

Cork

County Council

 

Lower Aghada Pier

Provision of apron slab, launching area, rock armour, surfacing, barriers and lighting

56,250

 

 

Aghabeg Pier

Upgrade existing slipway, install navigation aid and lighting, upgrade parking and marshalling area

50,000

 

Kilcrohane Pier

Upgrade existing slipway and parking area

26,250

 

Dunboy Pier

Construct new pier deck, walls and steps, install toerails

33,750

 

Youghal Town

Supply and installation of a pontoon and gangway

112,500

 

 

Monkstown Pier

Upgrade existing slipway and steps

32,250

 

 

Total Cork County

 

 

311,000

Donegal County Council

Malinmore

Reconstruction of pier at berthing side, providing new decking with steps, ladder and safety railing

60,000

Downings

Repair to pier wall at seaward side

56,250

 

Greencastle

Reinforce existing piles by welding steel plates to piles

112,500

Bruckless Aid to Navigation

Provision of 1 no. Port Hand marker and light on pier

18,000

Portmore Malin Head

Replace old crane with new hydraulic pier crane

45,000

 

 

Total Donegal

 

291,750

Fingal

County

Council

Rush Harbour 1

Lifting and relaying original stones on a section of the pier

22,500

Rush Harbour 2

Replacement of missing stones and repointing and stabilisation of other stones

11,250

Balbriggan Harbour

Installation of new access and egress ladders

7,500

Skerries Harbour

Installation of 4 new access and egress ladders

5,625

Rush Harbour 3

Installation of 2 new access and egress ladders, improvement of mooring points

6,000

Loughshinny Harbour

Installation of 2 new access and egress ladders

1,875

 

Total Fingal

 

 

54,750

Galway County Council

Bealcarra Pier

Extension of Pier

 

112,500

Crumpán Pier

Slipway and pier infrastructure

112,500

Roundstone Pier

Structural damage repairs

75,000

 

Total Galway

 

 

300,000

Kerry County Council

Ballinskelligs Pier

Phase 2 of pier stabilisation works and structural repairs

 

112,500

Renard Pier

Completion of pier rehabilitation works, including installation of fendering and ladders

67,500

Fenit Pier

Replacement of fendering to monopile at head of pier

 

22,500

 

Total Kerry

 

 

202,500

Limerick County Council

 

Kilterry Pier

 

Structural damage repairs to pier walls

112,500

 

Ballysteen Pier

 

Repair works to pier

 

41,250

 

Total Limerick

 

 

153,750

Louth County Council

 

Carlingford Harbour

 

Repair to sections of revetment

18,750

 

Total Louth

 

 

18,750

 

Mayo County Council

 

Killala Harbour

 

Protection works for main aids to navigation/lights, reconstruction of harbour deck, safety works

112,500

Ballina Harbour

Construction of slipway at northern end of harbour to facilitate access

112,500

Newport, West Mayo

Repairs to quay wall

112,500

Kildavnet, West Mayo

Safety works at slipway

7,500

Bullsmouth, West Mayo

Safety works at slipway

7,500

Tonragee, West Mayo

Safety works at slipway

7,500

Greens (Achill Sound), West Mayo

Safety works at slipway

7,500

Total Mayo

 

367,500

 

 

Sligo County Council

Rosses Point

Provision of pontoon and access ramp, modest increase in length of slipway

111,750

Raghly Harbour

Pier crane and ancillary works

26,250

Total Sligo

 

138,000

Waterford County Council

Ardmore Pier

Repair works to pier wall and provide coastal defence

112,500

 

Tramore Pier

Repairs to slipway and widening slipway to improve access

75,000

 

Boatstrand Pier

Handrails and concrete plinth at new slipways

15,000

Passage East

Railings/ladders to pier

56,250

 

Total Waterford

 

258,750

Wexford County Council

Ballyhack

Repairs to slipway

13,500

Kilmore Quay 1

Harbour repairs

9,000

Kilmore Quay 2

New mooring bollards

9,000

Courtown Harbour

Masonry repointing, H&S, access works

112,500

New Ross Marina 1

Structural repairs to existing quay wall at access point to marina

112,500

Duncannon

Moorings

7,500

Wexford Harbour

Extension of buoyage scheme to Ferrycarrig

37,500

New Ross Marina 2

Anchor blocks and pontoon works

12,000

Total Wexford

 

313,500

Wicklow County Council

Wicklow Port, East Pier

East Pier strengthening and improvement works

111,000

Wicklow Port, North and South Quay

Strengthening and improvement works of North and South Quay

108,750

Total Wicklow

 

219,750

Total Grant aid approved

 

2,768,750

  To view this Press Release as a PDF: DAFMPR 58/2017 (pdf 426Kb) 

Date Released: 03 April 2017