Major marine works in Dingle Harbour are due to be completed over the next fortnight.
€1.5 million was allocated by Minister Simon Coveney – under the 2015 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme – for dredging works and the the removal of the old Dingle boatyard slipway.
The Department of Marine is currently tendering to procure the services of a consultancy firm to prepare a preliminary report, detailed design, documentation, works and handover stage for the ‘Dredging of Navigation Channel’ project.
The project involves dredging the north-south leg of the channel to have a new width of 60 metres to a dredged level of 2.6 metres and the provision of a turning basin to a dredged level of five metres.
The purpose is to widen the navigation channel and provide a turning basin in Dingle to facilitate increased marine traffic associated with both commercial and the fishing industry.