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Over €1.4 million allocated to four Kerry fishery harbour centres

May 3, 2021 13:05 By radiokerrynews
Over €1.4 million allocated to four Kerry fishery harbour centres Over €1.4 million allocated to four Kerry fishery harbour centres
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Over €1.4 million has been allocated to four Kerry fishery harbour centres.

The funding is part of the annual Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme, which provides finance for safety, maintenance and development works.

Minister Norma Foley and Deputy Government Chief Whip Brendan Griffin have welcomed the funding announcement.

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Over €1.4 million has been allocated to harbours in Kerry.

Dingle Pier will receive €1.2 million for the upgrade of marine facilities, improvement of safety and maintenance works, as well as the enhancement of disability access.

Dún Chaoin Pier will get €75,000 for repairs and the development of a new slipway, while Knightstown Marina will receive over €108,000 to replace a breakwater pontoon and electrical bollards.

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Dooneen Pier in Feohanagh will also benefit, with €30,000 allocated to complete a number of essential maintenance and repair works.

The Minister for Education and Kerry Fianna Fáil TD Norma Foley is welcoming the announcement, saying it acknowledges the essential part played by the fishing community in contributing to the Kerry economy.

She says the funding also supports Kerry County Council in its work to repair and develop fishery and marine infrastructures across the county.

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