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Minister Coveney Announces Details of a €4.5M Capital Programmes for 90 Local Authority Harbours

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney today [19th February] announced details of a €4.5m package to assist in the development and repair of 90 harbours Local Authority owned harbours and slipways (see table for details). The package provides funding for the repair of piers damaged by recent storms, in addition to supporting the ongoing development and enhancement of harbour facilities including some marine leisure developments.

The Minister said, “This is a significant investment in the repair and development of fishery and aquaculture linked marine infrastructures owned by the Local Authorities.”

The Local Authority programme forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines’ 2016 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 90 Local Authority owned harbours in receipt of funding this year 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”

He concludedthe announcement by saying “This is a major contribution to the social and economic fabric of these coastal communities and underlines this Governments commitment to rural development. The diverse range of projects approved for funding under the programme are geographically spread across 11 Local Authorities which will not only create much needed local employment over the timespan 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 2016

County Council

Location

Works

Grant Aid €

 

Clare

County Council

Carrowmore Pier

Existing concrete slipway damaged during storms. Reconstruction of slipway & supporting walls

29,250

 
 

                                                                                

29,250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Cork

County Council

Baltimore Harbour

Repair to damaged stone faced pier wall adjacent to the RoRo slipway in Baltimore Inner harbour

41,250

 

Castlepark, Kinsale Harbour

Repairs to damaged harbour wall at Castlepark

26,250

 

Gyleen, south of Whitegate, East Cork

Repairs to concrete apron slab at slip and protection to toe of existing seawall

22,500

 

Dursey piers, Castletownbere

Repairs to pier sidewalls and deck. Remake old worn and rounded steps and deck. Extend concrete slipway. Provide new hand operated derrick  and railings

33,750

 
 

Lehenagh Slip, Clonakilty

Reconstruct existing damaged slipway. 

34,500

 
 

Ring Pier, Clonakilty

Supply and install new navigation lights on approach to the three piers at Ring

22,500

 
 

East Ferry pier, Midleton

New pier deck, improvements to pier access and safety railings

13,125

 
 

Coosmore Pier, Ardgroom

New deck and side walls to pier, slipway improvements and mooring rings. Remove some rock

46,500

 
 

Barry's Cove, Clonakilty

Carry out repairs to slipway

15,000

 
 

White Point Pier, Cobh

Repairs to old damaged pier

45,000

 
 

Lynch's Quay, Cobh

Repairs to concrete slipway

30,000

 
 

Snave Pier, Bantry

Carry out improvement works to pier deck and slipway. New toe rails

11,250

 
 

Youghal Visitor Moorings

Supply and install eight visitor mooring in Youghal Harbour

18,750

 
 

Fort Camden Pier. Cork Harbour

Carry out repairs and refurbishment works to Fort Camden pier

112,500

 
 

Myrtleville, Crosshaven

Improvements to slipway and beach access

45,000

 
 

Trahalan Strand, Castletownbere

Improvements works to slipway and beach access. Install safety railings

12,000

 
 

Lawrence Cove, Bere island

Installation of Aids to Navigation buoys on approach to the cove

11,250

 
 

Spike Island, Cork Harbour

Carry out repairs to pier walls and pier deck

112,500

 
     

653,625

 

Donegal County Council

Buncrana Harbur

Dredging required as Harbour is unusable and inaccessible except for during periods of high tide

37,500

 

Magheraroarty Harbour

Dredging required as Harbour can only be accessed during periods of high tide

37,500

 

Ballysaggart Pier

Seaward side of pier has suffered damage due to storms & requires a reinforced concrete repair

5,625

 

Innishboffin Slipway & Boatyard

Construct a sea wall to protect the boatyard and re deck sections of the slipway and boatyard

75,000

 

Leabgarrow Pier

Underpin head of the pier with structural concrete. Steps to boat yard aso need extending due to erosion

7,500

 

Gortnasade Slipway

Provide concrete decking with compacted fill underneath

15,000

 

Portnablagh

Replace missing quay stones with existing or matching stone and carry out pointing

7,500

 

Downings Pier

Access the back of the pier wall (seaward side) and fill void with concrete

5,625

 

Port Tormore

Carry out strengthening works to pier. Re-construct section of wall damaged by storms

37,500

 

Muckross

Re-construct section of pier damaged by storms

56,250

 

Safety of Access to Aids to Navigation

Improve access to A to N structures with a vew to establishing maintenance contracts for the maintenance of Aids

37,500

 

Repairs to Quay Wall at Burtonport

Wall requires taking down, rebuilding using original cut granite stone and compacting fill behind the wall

15,000

 

Bunagee Pier

Reconstruct head of pier to provide additional berth that was lost as a result of breakwater

90,000

 

Ballywhoriskey Pier

Concrete under quay wall piles adjacent to slip where cavities exist. Also dredge at end of pier to maintain depth and provide anchors for seasonal pontoons

22,500

 

Carrickfinn Pier

Provide light on pier

7,500

 

Carntullagh

Construct new deck to existing slipway

15,000

 

Binwee Pier

Fit new ladder and construct section of sea wall

11,250

 

Ballywhoriskey Pier

Provide new hydraulic crane at pier

75,000

 

Cladnageeragh

Provide new small crane on pier

22,500

 

Gola Island

Provide new crane on pier

30,000

 

Gortnasade Slipway

Improve existing facility to provide a sheltered basin for small leisure craft.

37,500

 

Rutland Island

Repair stone pier at old fish processing plant to enable facility to be developed as an amenity for visiting leisure craft

75,000

 
   

723,750

 

Galway

County

Council

Cleggan Pier

Repairs - Tie-in of spreading pier & Infill of voids to Pier structure

82,500

 

Bunowen Pier

Repairs - Infill of voids to main Pier structure

60,000

 

Céibh Tuairin/ Tooreen, Carraroe

Slipway & Access Refurbishment

75,000

 

Fahy Pier, Lower Sky Rd Clifden

Slipway, Pier Wall & Access Refurbishment

112,500

 

Annaghvaan, Bealadangan

Slipway Repair

75,000

 

Canower, Cashel Bay

Slipway & Access Refurbishment

90,000

 

Dooneen Pier, Letterfrack

Access Steps & Pontoon

78,750

 
   

573,750

 

 

 

Kerry

County

Council

Ballinskelligs Pier

Stabilisation works, structural repairs and underpinning works to pier

112,500

 
 

Fenit Pier

Dredging works at pier to improve access for fishing boats. All permissions/consents in place including dumping at sea license. Foreshore license at Chief States Solicitors Office for drafting.

112,500

 

Renard Pier

Completion of pier rehabilitation works including installation of fendering, mooring rings, handrails, toerails, public lighting & repairs to the slipway. The completion of these works will allow for the creation of up to 20 new jobs at a local fish processing plant.

90,000

 

Scraggane Pier

Complete underpinning & repair of substantial voids to pier (busy fisheries pier).

45,000

 

Caherciveen Pier

Replace damaged safety railings, mooring rings and toerails to pier. Concrete repairs to slipway and pier

3,750

 

Kay Rock AtoN

Reinstatement and installation of salvaged and repaired Aid to Navigation on Kay Rock in the Cahersiveen river approach to Cahersiveen marina

60,000

 

Visitor Moorings

Replacement of worn chains and upgrading visitor moorings in Ventry, Kells, Derrynane & Sneem

30,000

 

Kenmare River AtoN

Replacement of worn chains and upgrading aids to navigation network along the Kenmare river

22,500

 
   

476,250

 

Louth

County  Council

Clogherhead Harbour

Buoy Replacement

 

7,500

 

Carlingford Pier

Repairs to Pier Wall

 

18,750

 
 

Clogherhead Harbour

Additional power point at Inner Harbour

 

11,250

 
   

37,500

 

Mayo County Council

 

Kilcummin

Underpin undermined section of slipway, underpin undermined section of harbour area and breakwater wall, clear stones/rocks from berthage/docking area

90,000

 

 

Killerduff 

Repairs to paved access area adjoining pier, Clear stones/rocks from berthage/docking area 

15,000

 

 

Ballyglass

 

Repairs to Fenders piles & steelwork

112,500

 

 

Mulranny

 

Pier Repairs

56,250

 

 

Killala Harbour

Masonary repairs to old Pier, safety works to railings and edge rails, clear berthage/docking area, further reconstruction of harbour deck

112,500

 

Blacksod

Install girders/fenders for steps on the existing pier. Replace existing safety rail along edge of pier

37,500

 

Inishturk Island

Reconfigure steps to provide low level landing space on the main pier steps.  Carry out improvement to deck.

112,500

 

Cloughmore

Pier Repairs

45,000

 

Leckanvy Pier

Provide demountable type LED lighting on pier

15,000

 

Ballina Harbour

Install floating pontoon adjoining harbour to facilitate 150No. established moorings

112,500

 
   

708,750

 

Sligo County Council

 

Aughris Harbour

 

Harbour wall repairs & winch

63,750

 
   

63,750

 

 

Waterford County Council

Boatstrand

Repair to seaward face of East Pier

112,500

 

 

Tramore Pier

 

Repair to seaward face of Pier

 

112,500

 

 

Passage East

 

Repairs to slip

112,500

 

 

Helvick Harbour

Carry out  dredging from slipway towards harbour for boats to access/exit

112,500

 

Passage East

Repairs to access ladder

56,250

 

Ballynagaul pier

Repair to the pier and access road

82,500

 
   

588,750

 

 

 

Wexford County Council

New Ross Marina 1

Essential damage repairs to marina blocks and structure

 

22,500

 

Kilmore Quay Harbour 1

Essential damage repairs to marina blocks and structure

7,500

 

Kilmore Quay Harbour 2

Essential damage repairs to Navigation Buoy, Rock Armour repairs, Structural repairs,Clean debris, navigation light repair

 

45,000

 
   

Wexford Harbour 1

Essential damage repairs to Access Barrier and Harbour Buoyage

11,250

 
 

Courtown Harbour 1

Masonry Repointing Works & Health & Safety & Access Works

112,500

 
 

Courtown Harbour 2

Basin Dredging Works

112,500

 
 

Kilmore Quay Harbour 3

3 phase power supply

37,500

 
 

Kilmore Quay Harbour 4

Resurfacing works to west pier including Health & Safety & Access Works

41,250

 
 

St Helens Harbour 1

Resurfacing works at St Helens Harbour slipway

41,250

 
 

Wexford Harbour 4

Extension of the harbour buoyage scheme to Ferrycarrig

37,500

 
 

Kilmore Quay Harbour 7

Marina Works and Improvement

3,750

 
 

New Ross Marina 2

Repair Replacement and Improvement Works 

41,250

 
 

Kilmore Quay Harbour 9

Replacement of the Passenger Pontoon

75,000

 
     

588,750

 

Wicklow County Council

North Quay, Arklow

Apply qunite (Shotcrete) to the old walls at North Quay to prevent leaching of materials through stonework as this is causing subsidance

105,000

 
   

105,000

 
     

4,549,125

 

 

View Press Release as a PDF:  DAFMPR 21/2016 (pdf 460Kb) 

Source: http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/press/pressreleases/2016/february/title,95227,en.html