Cork County Council Announce Investment In East Cork Coastal Communities

By Seamus Whelehan

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A €250,000 boost from government for a number of East Cork communities has been welcomed.
Youghal is to receive €112,500 towards a 20 metre pontoon and gangway.
Last year funding for the long awaited project was withdrawn as planning permission and fore shore licencing was not applied for.
However money was set aside for six moorings at Nealans Quay which were installed last August.
The new pontoon is expected to grace the water this October before it’s taken back out over winter.
Cllrs were advised while the season will have ended the platform needed to be in the water before November as funding could be withdrawn for a further year.
Cllr Mary Linehan Foley said it was “long awaited” and that people didn’t mind it would not be in the water this summer. She said “rest assured we will be using it from next year.”
At Lower Aghada Pier the local authority have been provided €56,250 for the provision of apron slab, launching area, rock armour, surfacing, barriers and lighting.
Cllr Noel Collins welcomed the allocation to Aghada. He said he had fought for funding in 1998 and 2003 for restoration of Aghada pier.
The Independent Cllr added “thankfully the blue shirt and Fianna Fail governments of the day answered.”
Brown’s Island pier Ballintubbrid the Council have received €45,000 to replace the existing structure.
In Cobh slipway repairs and refurbishment to the Lusitania Pier will be carried out at a cost of €37,500.
All projects are expected to be complete by November 2017.

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