Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South, Seán Kyne has today welcomed the additional funding of over €200,000 which is being granted for two marine projects in South Connemara. €100,000 is being allocated to Ros a’ Mhíl for the second phase of the Small Craft Harbour Development while €112,500 is being allocated to Cé Eanach Mheáin for the construction of seaweed landing slabs and improvement works to slipway.
The funding is part of an extra €5 million being invested by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney under the 2015 Fishery Harbours Capital Investment Programme and brings to just under €1.1 million dedicated funding for Galway harbours this year.
The funding for Galway harbours under the Fishery Harbours Capital Investment Programme is in addition to a €4.3 million national fund from the Government which includes €1.4 million for safety and maintenance at the main fisheries centres, €1.4 million for Local Authorities for storm damage repairs, and €1.5 million for Local Authority Harbour Development and Marine Leisure.
Commented Deputy Kyne: “This additional funding shows that the Government recognises the importance of fisheries and marine leisure facilities to our coastal communities.
“The extra funding for Ros a’Mhíl brings to €870,000 the total funding allocated to the South Connemara port this year by the Minister Coveney which includes €800,000 is for the Small Craft Harbour Development and €70,000 for the design of a new slipway.
“The funding also includes €112,500 for improvements to Cé Eanach Mheain and follows on from last month’s allocation of €112,500 for Ce Sruthan in An Cheathru Rua for the construction of a berthing wall adjacent to slipway & improvement works to existing slipway.
“This funding, for the repair and development of piers and harbours, is crucial for ensuring their long term sustainability. Our fishing, marine and tourism industries depend so much on this infrastructure around the coastline.
“The Local Authority programme forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines’ 2015 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme, whereby the Department co-funds up to 75% of the total cost of approved projects, with the Local Authority providing the balance.”
Ce Annaughvaan, (Eanach Mheáin) – Construction of seaweed landing slabs and improvement works to slipway – €112,500
Ros a’Mhíl – Phase 2 Small Craft Harbour Continuation – €100,000
Ce Sruthan, An Cheathru Rua – Construct of a berthing wall adjacent to slipway & improvement works to existing slipway – €112,500
Ros a’Mhíl – Phase 2 Small Craft Harbour Continuation – €700,000
Ros a’Mhíl – Construction of New Slipway – Design Phase – €70,000
Local Authority Harbour Development and Marine Leisure – €1,500,000
Local Authority Storm Damage – €1,400,000
All Fishery Harbour Centres: Safety and Maintenance – €1,440,000
Total: Galway – €1,095,000
Local Authorities: €4.3 million
Seán Kyne TD
Gaillimh Thiar/Maigh Eo Theas – Galway West/Mayo South
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Bóthar an Spideál, Maigh Cuillin, Co. na Gaillimhe/Spiddal Road, Moycullen, Co. Galway.
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