Kerry harbours, piers and slipways to benefit from €476,250 capital works package

Almost half a million in funding has been allocated to local authority owned slipways and harbours in Kerry. Minister of Marine Simon Coveney announced details of the €4.5 million capital works package which includes funding for storm repair, in addition to ongoing development. Dingle Pier, photo by Marian O'FlahertyThe programme forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marines’ 2016 Fishery Harbour & Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme. The department co-funds up to 75% of approved projects with local authorities providing the balance. Ballinskelligs Pier and Fenit Pier have been allocated €112,500 apiece, while Renard Pier will receive €90,000. €45,000 has been earmarked for Scraggane Pier. Cahersiveen Pier is to receive €3,750 in addition to €60,000 funding for aid to navigation works on Kay Rock in the Cahersiveen River approach to the marina. €30,000 has been allocated for the upgrade of visitor moorings in Ventry, Kells, Derrynane and Sneem while €22,500 is to be spend on upgrading aids to navigation network along Kenmare River.