KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, has today (Tuesday) welcomed almost €200,000 in funding from the Department of the Marine for the repair and maintenance of Kerry Piers.
The funding represents 75% of the estimated project costs and the other 25% will be spent by Kerry County Council. The bulk of the €200,000 grant aid will be spent on Renard Pier and Brandon Pier, two piers that Deputy Griffin has been strongly lobbying on.
At Renard, €112,500 is being allocated towards pier stabilisation. The funding will allow for the construction of a retaining cap around the top of the sheet pile to prevent further spread of the sheet piles and stabilise the pier for subsequent rehabilitation works. The total estimated value of this job is €150,000.
At Brandon, €60,000 is being allocated towards structural evaluation and the completion of infill grouting to the pier core to fill voids. The total estimated value of this job is €80,000.
A further €27,000 is allocated to eight other piers in the county (see below).
Deputy Griffin said:
“This funding, particularly the funding for Renard and Brandon is very welcome. I have lobbied Minister Simon Coveney strongly for this and I am glad that it has been granted. Hopefully we will see more for these and other piers in the future to help sustain and create jobs and economic activity in the marine sector in Kerry.”
Full list below.
Contact Brendan on 087-6528841 for further info.
PROPOSED PROJECTS FOR INCLUSION IN THE 2014 FISHERY HARBOUR & COASTAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2014 Harbour Development Scheme & Marine Leisure & Marine Tourism Scheme County Location Project Description Harbour Development Scheme (100% Project Cost) Marine Leisure & Marine Tourism (100% Project Cost) DAFM Portion Project Cost 2014 Cork City Council Blackrock Harbour Redevelopment Installation of tiered steps from the Harbour Square into harbour with harbour deepening, paving, steps, railings, mooring points etc. €300,000 €187,500 Cork City Council Total €0 €300,000 €187,500 Donegal Burtonport Repairs to quay wall €100,000 €75,000 Greencastle Repairs to quay wall €150,000 €112,500 Greencastle Deploy 90m of pontoons and 60m of floating breakwater €200,000 €137,500 Rannagh Pier Construct sea wall to connect boat yard wall to pier wall and prevent waves washing across the pier and boat yard deck €25,000 €18,750 Curransport slipway Erect 2 No. public lights at slipway to enhance safety for night time landings €10,000 €7,500 Lugnadruan Concrete deck adjacent to pier €10,000 €7,500 Inishbofin Island Install winch at top of existing slipway to enable the haulage of boats for storage €30,000 €22,500 Teelin Pier Provision of pontoon and access gangway to facilitate transport of visitors to view cliffs at Slieve League €80,000 €60,000 Mountcharles Pier Provision of pontoon and access gangway to facilitate rowing events. Provision of fenders at side of slipway for rowing skiffs and provision of steel stairs for accessing shore from the pier €100,000 €75,000 Donegal Co. Co Total €325,000 €380,000 €516,250 Mayo Newport Quay Repair sea walls €150,000 €112,500 Bundorragha Widen & extend existing pier & construct new slipway €150,000 €112,500 Ballina Area Killala Harbour Further repair to harbour deck and slipway. Repair defective/undermined section of main Pier €150,000 €112,500 Ballina Harbour Repairs to harbour deck and walls €150,000 €112,500 Killerduff Harbour Improvements to slipway and Quay wall €120,000 €90,000 Mayo Co. Co. Total €720,000 €0 €540,000
Kerry Renard Pier Phase 1 – Pier stabilisation. Construct a retaining cap around the top of the sheet pile to prevent further spread of the sheet piles and stabilise the pier for subsequent rehabilitation works €150,000 €112,500 Brandon Pier Structural evaluation and the completion of infill grouting to the pier core to fill the voids €80,000 €60,000 Dromatoor pier Construct pier sea wall to protect the inner harbour area from wave over-topping €10,000 €7,500 Cahersiveen Pier Repair breakwater by placing concrete filled sandbags into position and fixing them in place with steel pins €7,500 €5,625 The Glen Pier Over-decking to slip area and installation of handrails €4,500 €3,375 Rossdohan Pier Removal of siltation to keep channel free for use €3,000 €2,250 Blackwater Pier Installation of additional mooring rings and breaking out of rock outcrop near the bottom of the slipway to facilitate easier launch and retrieval of boats €2,500 €1,875 Oysterbed pier Installation of toe railing around the perimeter of the deck and on old pier area €3,500 €2,625 Cornagillagh Removal of built up sediment around the pier area and berthing faces €1,000 €750 Kenmare Pier Installation of LED safety lighting to pier deck following stabilisation works in 2011 €3,500 €2,625 Kerry Co. Co. Total €265,500 €0 €199,125 Cork Repairs to Glengarriff Pier Pontoon Replacement of worn and damaged floats €19,000 €14,250 Baltimore Pontoon Installation of pontoon €90,000 €67,500 Adrigole Pier, Installation of Leisure Pontoon Purchase & Installation of leisure pontoon €200,000 €137,500 Durrus Pier Upgrade Upgrading of pier including new toe rails, mooring rings, improved lighting, signage & seating. €30,000 €22,500 Passage Pontoon Phase 1 Purchase of pontoon €100,000 €75,000 Ballycotton Pontoon – purchase & installation of a pontoon units Installation of marine leisure pontoon. €150,000 €112,500 Cork Co. Co. Total €30,000 €559,000 €429,250 Waterford Passage East, East Harbour Replacement of structurally compromised above-ground harbour walls €150,000 €112,500 Passage East, West Harbour Replacement of structurally compromised above-ground harbour walls €150,000 €112,500 Tramore Pier Carry out repairs to harbour structure €100,000 €75,000 Waterford Co. Co. Total €400,000 €0 €300,000 Fingal Loughshinny Harbour Removal of existing steps on outer harbour and replace with ladder access €15,000 €11,250 Fingal Co. Co. Total €15,000 €0 €11,250 Louth Clogherhead Harbour Water Utilities €7,000 €5,250 Annagassan Harbour Dredging Works €12,000 €9,000 Clogherhead Harbour Navigation Lights €3,000 €2,250 Clogherhead Harbour Wall Fender Protection €85,000 €63,750 Louth Co. Co. Total €107,000 €80,250
Wexford Duncannon Harbour 1 Emergency repair works to old pier €150,000 €112,500 Kilmore Quay Harbour 1 Repairs to harbour walls including repointing, structural cracking repairs, mooring repairs, Health & Safety & Access works €50,000 €37,500 Duncannon Harbour 2 Resurface Main Pier, Underground Public Lighting Cables and New Mains Water Supply €150,000 €112,500 Kilmore Quay Harbour 3 Marina walkway and pontoon repair works. Health & safety & access works €60,000 €45,000 Wexford Co. Co. Total ■Ç350,000 €60,000 €307,500 Wicklow Arklow Harbour, Remedial works to existing channel gate At the existing channel connecting the Dock to the Avoca River a new winch and motor is required to lift the channel gate out of the water. €18,000 €13,500 Arklow Harbour, Dredging to provide improved drafts for Yachts In the Avoca river, upstream of the commercial shipping area, it is proposed to dredge 6,000 cubic metres from area of the river where yachts are moored. €120,000 €90,000 Arklow Harbour, Pontoon mooring facilities Procurement and placing of pontoons in the dock area to provide additional mooring berths for visiting yachts. €120,000 €90,000 Wicklow Co. Co. Total €18,000 €240,000 €193,500 Galway Cé Glinsk ,Carna Construct extension to existing pier structure. Include for construction of access ladders, new splash wall €150,000 €112,500 Cé Lettercallow, Lettercallow Safety improvement works to pier and installing public lighting to assist fishermen and other users of this pier €150,000 €112,500 Galway Co. Co. Total €300,000 €0 €225,000 (100% project cost) (100% project cost) (DAFM %) GRAND TOTAL €2,530,500 €1,539,000 €2,989,625