Killybegs Harbour €4 million Funding

More than €4 million has been allocated in funding for the upgrade of Killybegs Harbour.

Minister Joe McHugh TD welcomed today’s confirmation from the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D, that Killybegs is to receive €4.135 million in funding.

“The funding will be used for: Repairs to Blackrock/Auction Hall Piers; Small Craft Harbour; Smooth Point Pier Development; Landing Pier Fendering; Landing Pier Electrical Design/Works; Boatyard investment.

“A total of €18mwas allocated by the Minister for this year's Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme. €16m has been set aside towards safety, maintenance and new development works, including at Killybegs. The remaining €2m will be made available for a Local Authority Harbour Programme, which will assess specifically what is required to address storm damage at Local Authority owned fishery harbours.”

Minister Coveney said, “This year’s programme is significant on a number of fronts, firstly it provides for the continuation of this Governments strategy to develop and improve the facilities at our fishery harbours in 2016. Secondly it prepares the groundwork for potential projects in the coming years all of which will benefit the fishing industry, seafood processing sector, other ancillary marine industries.”

The cash for Killybegs Harbour will be spent on -

- Repairs to Blackrock/Auction Hall Piers
- Small Craft Harbour
- Smooth Point Pier Development
- Landing Pier Fendering
- Landing Pier Electrical Design/Works
- Boatyard investment

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