€170K funding boost for six pier and harbour communities

first_imgSix pier and harbour communities received a boost on Monday as €172,500 of government funding to upgrade and repair the areas across Donegal was announced. Darney Pier, Curransport, Inch Pier, Creevy Pier, Leharden Newbridge and Rutland Aids to Navigation will all benefit from the funding.“The works will play a valuable role in bringing these locations up to a higher standard and developing them as amenities for fishing and leisure at sea,” Minister McHugh said. The Local Authority funding programme forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines’ 2019 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme.The Department co-funds up to 75% of the total cost of approved projects with the Local Authority providing the balance.Mr McHugh, Minister for Education and Skills, said: “These piers and harbours play a key part in supporting rural and coastal communities. The construction work will help sustain local contractors and the finished works will be vital for the development of fishing and marine activities.“With this work, we are supporting local business, helping sustainability and opening the door to more tourism and leisure options on the Wild Atlantic Way.” The following locations have been approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine funded Local Authority works 2019 and can be seen in more detail below. Darney Pier, Bruckless – Re-grade and re-deck the slipway, safety signage and railings – €30,000Curransport – Funding for repairs on shore for the ferry service, safety signage and railings – €45,000Rutland Aids to Navigation – Provide 1 Starboard Hand marker and light to mark submerged rock outcrops in the channel at Rutland and indicate safe access to Burtonport – €22,500Inch Pier – Repairs to structure, signage and railings – €12,000Leharden Newbridge – Improve berthing facilities, safety signage and railings – €45,000Creevy Pier – Repairs on pier deck, signage, toe rails and railings – €18,000€170K funding boost for six pier and harbour communities was last modified: April 1st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:harbourspierslast_img

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