‘Marine Investment will help Ros an Mhíl and South Connemara to benefit from Volvo Ocean Race’
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has confirmed to Galway West TD, Seán Kyne, that €466,000 has been allocated for the Ros An Mhíl Fishery Harbour Centre. The funding is being made available under the Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme.
Commented Deputy Kyne: “Minister Coveney confirmed to me that the funding has been approved for the development of a small craft harbour including the installation of pontoons and other on-shore civil works.
“Marine development has a huge growth potential and is an area of specific interest to the Minister due to role our marine resources can play in the on-going efforts to repair and revitalise our economy.
“The construction of the new small craft harbour and pontoons will open up Ros An Mhíl as a location for marine-based leisure activities which will complement existing commercial enterprises. The installation of pontoons, in particular, can lead to the development of a marina with considerable economic benefits to the local area.
“I’m very encouraged that a contract has already been awarded with the project expected to be complete by January. The investment comes just in time for Ros An Mhíl and South Connemara to benefit from the increased marine activity and tourist numbers which the Volvo Ocean Race will bring to Galway next summer.”