€10m plan for 50-lodge fishing village

Brittas Lake

By Mark O'Regan

A proposal to build a 50-lodge fishing village at Brittas Lake - at a cost of €10m - has been submitted to South Dublin County Council.

It is understood the initiative would create over 50 jobs and the proposal also includes plans for the construction of a "clubhouse" for the sale and rent of fishing equipment.

It is also proposed that a cafe and restaurant would be constructed as part of an overall tourist amenity, to cater for related activities such as golf, walking, and adventure pursuit

It is understood the plan for the multi-million euro complex, covering over 100 acres of land and lakes, has been submitted as part of the County Development Plan 2016 to 2022.

Local councillor Dermot Richardson said he is in favour of the proposed fishing development.

"If this county is serious about tourism we should be welcoming projects like this,'' he added.