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Minister Creed announces €2.2m Capital Investment Programme for 52 Local Authority Harbour projects.

On the 2nd of April the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD,  announced details of a €2.2m package to assist 13 Coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 52 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 marine infrastructures under their ownership”.

The Local Authority programme forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines’ 2018 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme, whereby the Department co-funds up to 75% of the total cost of approved capital 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 essential 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 and aquaculture related activities, increasing participation in marine leisure, and augmenting measures to attract greater numbers of tourists all of which generate an environment for job creation”

Minister Creed concluded the announcement by saying “The €2.2m I have made available in 2018 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 2018

County Council

Location

Works

Grant aid approved

Clare

County Council

 

Liscannor Pier

Installation of access ladders on protected structure and provision of new winch

48,750

General

Installation of warning signage at slipways

18,750

 

Doolin Pier

Repair of existing and provision of 3 new public lights on Old Pier for rescue services

21,750

Cappa Pier

Repair and extension of footpath along pier

22,500

Total Clare

 

111,750

Cork

County Council

 

Schull Pontoon

Install pontoon at Schull harbour. Pontoon already procured by the community

112,500

 

Glengarriff Pier

Upgrade and improve existing pier including new steel steps and safety rails. Repair existing fenders and steelwork

56,250

Pallas Pier, Ardgroom Inward, CTB

Construct replacement access ramp from road to strand to facilitate landings of shell fish harvesting

38,250

Tinawell Pier, Ardgroom Outward, CTB

Replacement pier walls, re-decking, ladder, toe rails and mooring rings

36,000

Total Cork

 

243,000

Donegal County Council

Safety Measures Greencastle

Funding to carry out a programme of refurbishment of all Safety Equipment at Greencastle to include mainly the provision of signage

9,000

Safety Measures Bunagee

Funding to carry out a programme of refurbishment of all Safety Equipment at Bunagee to include mainly the provision of Toe Rails, Hand Rails and Signage

12,000

Safety Measures Portaleen

Funding to carry out a programme of refurbishment of all Safety Equipment at Portaleen, Glengad to include mainly the provision of Toe Rails, 2 no Ladders, Hand Rails and Signage

12,000

Safety Measures Portmore

The Council now seeks funding to carry out a programme of refurbishment of all Safety Equipment at Portmore, Malin Head to include mainly the provision of Hand Rails, Toe Rails, Signage and 1 No. Ladder

9,000

Safety Measures Buncrana

Funding to carry out a programme of refurbishment of all Safety Equipment at Buncrana to include mainly the provision of Crash Barriers, Signage, 2 No. Ladders, Toe Rails and Infill under the steps

16,500

Safety Measures Rathmullan

Funding to carry out a programme of refurbishment of all Safety Equipment at Rathmullan to include mainly the provision of 3 No. Ladders, Handrails, Life Rings and Signage

15,000

Safety Measures Portsalon

Funding to carry out a programme of refurbishment of all Safety Equipment at Portsalon to include mainly the provision of Steps, Structural Repairs, Fenders, Handrails, Life Rings and Signage

15,000

Safety Measures Downings

Funding to carry out a programme of refurbishment of all Safety Equipment at Downings to include mainly the provision of New Stone Steps, Concrete Repairs, Toe Rails, Handrails, 2 No. Ladder, Signage and Life Rings

18,750

Safety Measures Magheraroarty

Funding to carry out a programme of refurbishment of all Safety Equipment at Magheraroarty to include mainly the provision of Repairing Bollards, 6 No. Ladders, Re-construct steps, 40m Handrails, 40m Toe Rails, Life Rings and Signage

37,500

Safety Measures Bunbeg

Funding to carry out a programme of refurbishment of all Safety Equipment at Bunbeg to include mainly the provision of Structural Repairs, Steps, Crash Barrier, 2 No. Ladders, 30m Toe Rails, Signage

22,500

Safety Measures Burtonport

Funding to carry out a programme of refurbishment of all Safety Equipment at Burtonport to include mainly the provision of Structural Repairs, Electrical Outlets, Public Lighting x 5 No.s, Toe Rails, 4 No. Ladders, Bollards, Life Rings and Signage

22,500

Safety Measures Teelin

Funding to carry out a programme of refurbishment of all Safety Equipment at Teelin to include mainly the provision of Structural Repair, Signage, 2 No. Public Lighting, Toe Rails and Life Rings

7,500

Safety Measures Bundoran

Funding to carry out a programme of refurbishment of all Safety Equipment at Bundoran to include mainly the provision of Structural Repair, Toe Rails, Public Lighting, Life Rings and Signage

7,500

Visitor Moorings Teelin

Funding for an additional 2 visitor moorings

3,750

Visitor Moorings South Sound of Arranmore

Funding for an additional 2 visitor moorings

3,750

Visitor Moorings Rathmullan

Funding for an additional 3 visitor moorings

3,750

Visitor Moorings Meevagh

Funding for an additional 3 visitor moorings

3,750

 

Total Donegal

 

219,750

Fingal County Council

Rush Harbour

Lifting and relaying a section of original stones on the pier surface of this protected structure including importing additional stone where necessary to develop a methodology to be deployed on the balance of the surface

65,625

Rush Harbour

Replacement of missing stones on harbour face and repointing and stabilisation of other stones

10,688

Rush Harbour

Grouting to fill voids in harbour structure

7,650

Total Fingal

 

83,963

Galway County Council

Crumpan Pier, Muigh-Inis, Carna

Slipway and pier infrastructure

112,500

Droim, Leitirmoir

Slipway and pier extension

112,500

Total Galway

 

225,000

Kerry County Council

Ballinskelligs Pier

Phase 3 - Pier stabilisation works and structural repairs. Continuation of Phase 2 works in 2017.( Phase 1 works completed in 2016 - underpinning of pier and grouting of voids)

112,500

Tarbert Pier

Repair to key walls where existing masonry is being eroded. These works are required to stabilise the structure

90,000

Dromotoor Pier

Structural repairs including underpinning of slipway and grouting of voids

15,000

Total Kerry

 

217,500

Limerick County Council

 

Ringmoylan Pier

Repoint and rebuild sections of the stone pier. Replace the eroded patchwork surface of concrete and tar & chip. Replace cracked and undermined footpaths. Repair damaged crash barrier and bollards following severe weather events

112,500

Total Limerick

 

112,500

Louth County Council

Annagassan Harbour Power Points

Upgrade power points

9,000

Carlingford Harbour

Pier wall repairs

18,750

Total Louth

 

27,750

Mayo County Council

Achill (Green Pier)

Repair to pier wall

22,500

 

Killala Harbour

Installation of new A to Ns on immediate approach channel to Killala Harour. Repair defective/undermined section of main pier. Remove silt from harbour area. Safety works

90,000

 

Rathlackan Pier

Emergency underpinning of existing pier end which is dangerously undermined. Further repairs and reconstruction of harbour deck and breakwater wall. Safety works to include ladders and edge rails. Construction of protective winch house

112,500

 

Ballina Harbour

Improvement/upgrade/ replacement of aids to navigation on approach channel along River Moy from Killala Bay to Ballina Harbour. Improvement/upgrade /replacement works to existing 150No. moorings as required

22,500

Total Mayo

 

247,500

 

 

Sligo County Council

Raghly Harbour

Rebuilding/repairing portion of quay wall that collapsed, new foundation to same and new quay capping and stabilsation

60,750

Mullaghmore

Rebuilding/repairing portions of damaged harbour walls

52,500

Rosses Point

Rosses Point Pier/RNL stn Area -Upgrading of shoreside stub walling and mooring regularisation

33,750

Total Sligo

 

147,000

Waterford County Council

Tramore Pier North Wall

Overslabbing of existing harbour wall to north and increasing overall width of wall to improve structural strength. New structure shall consist of reinforced

75,000

Ardmore Pier - Phase 2

Repair works to existing pier slab over a small area. The access to the pier requires repair works. The existing steps are damaged and the handrail required treatment

112,500

Total Waterford

 

187,500

Wexford County Council

Fethard Harbour

Repairs to masonry pier. H&S

45,000

Courtown Harbour 1 HD

Fenders at narrow harbour entrance

56,250

Kilmore Quay 1

Safety upgrade of harbour lighting including high mast lighting

30,000

Duncannon 1

H&S access improvements

18,750

Courtown Harbour 1 ML&MT

Provide power and water. Improve lighting at harbour

60,000

Kilmore Quay Marina

Upgrade electrical bollards

18,750

Total Wexford

 

228,750

Wicklow County Council

South Quay, Wicklow Port

Strengthening works to walls. Following works and survey carried out in 2017 voids were identified in quay walls. It will be necessary to utilise a dive team and specialised equipment for this works

112,500

Total Wicklow

 

112,500

Total Grant aid approved

 

2,164,46

 

Initial Publication Date: 
Monday, 2 April, 2018