Saturday 25 February 2017

Works to be carried out on four local harbours

FOUR HARBOURS in north Fingal are to undergo a programme of improvement works over the next four weeks, Fingal County Council has confirmed.

Writing to local councillors, the council said that works would begin on Loughshinny, Rush, Balbriggan and Skerries Harbours on November 5. The works are being part funded by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine and will be carried out by L & M Keating Ltd. following on from a competitive tendering process over the last number of months. At Loughshinny Harbour, the works include the establishment of a CILapproved starboard lateral mark and the demolition of a shed on the pier. In Rush Harbour, the works will raise the harbour deck at the outside of the eastern wall while in Skerries Harbour, repairs and the replacement of sheet piling at the eastern end of the harbour will be carried out as well as repairs to the steps. At Balbriggan Harbour the works will include the remedial pointing of the south eastern wall on the inner side. It is anticipated that the works in question will take approximately four weeks to complete, specifically at Balbriggan and Skerries Harbours. According to the council, the works will result in some disruption to the harbours but the local authority said it will endeavour to keep this at a minimum in the interest of the commercial fishing vessels operating from the harbours and the general users and visitors. The announcement of the improvement works programme has been welcomed by Cllr. Tom O'Leary (FG) and Cllr. May McKeon (NP).

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