MORE THAN €700,000 ALLOCATED FOR DONEGAL PIERS AND HARBOURS

first_imgA total of €705,000 is to be allocated to Donegal for its piers and harbours.Deputy Joe McHughThe money will be used to boost marine and leisure tourism and for the ongoing maintenance and development of piers and harbours.The allocation has been welcomed by Deputy Joe McHugh. “Donegal piers and harbours are set to receive €516,240 from the Department of Agriculture and the Marine, with Greencastle receiving in total €150,000 under the Harbour Development Scheme and €200,000 under the Marine Leisure and Marine Tourism scheme.“This funding, for ongoing maintenance and development of piers and harbours, is crucial for ensuring their long term sustainability. This infrastructure is essential to the local fishing industry, which plays such an important role in our communities right across the County and the livelihood of those who work within this area.”Today’s funding announcement comes on top of a grant in February 2014 where 28 harbours, piers and slipways around Donegal received €751,000 for damage repairs caused during the storms last winter.2014 Harbour Development Scheme & Marine Leisure & Marine Tourism Scheme DonegalBurtonportRepairs to quay wall€100,000€75,000 GreencastleRepairs to quay wall€150,000€112,500 GreencastleDeploy 90m of pontoons and 60m of floating breakwater€200,000€137,500Rannagh PierConstruct sea wall to connect boat yard wall to pier wall and prevent waves washing across the pier and boat yard deck€25,000€18,750Curransport slipwayErect 2 No. public lights at slipway to enhance safety for night time landings€10,000€7,500LugnadruanConcrete deck adjacent to pier€10,000€7,500Inishbofin IslandInstall winch at top of existing slipway to enable the haulage of boats for storage€30,000€22,500Teelin PierProvision of pontoon and access gangway to facilitate transport of visitors to view cliffs at Slieve League€80,000€60,000Mountcharles PierProvision of pontoon and access gangway to facilitate rowing events. Provision of fenders at side of slipway for rowing skiffs and provision of steel stairs for accessing shore from the pier€100,000€75,000Donegal Co. Co Total€325,000€380,000€516,250MORE THAN €700,000 ALLOCATED FOR DONEGAL PIERS AND HARBOURS was last modified: July 8th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:deputy joe mchughdonegalharbourspierslast_img read more

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