Pontoon pier. Pic: Google

MORE than €63,000 has been allocated to the Beara and Dursey Island to help improve local infrastructure.

In Castletownbere the funding will be used to enable the surfacing and the restoration of the car park, the creation of a new slipway at pontoon pier, and other works such as cladding, lighting, and the restoration of the shelter.

It will also fund the provision of cattle pen at Dursey Island’s slipway to assist with the transport of cattle, while plans for a safety rail at the cable car stand and new door on a waiting house there will also be realised.

The funding has been sanctioned by the Minister of State at the Department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley TD.

Welcoming the allocations Labour TD for Cork South-West Michael McCarthy said, “I am delighted that funding of €63,645 has been confirmed for Beara and Dursey Island, where it be used to carry out improvements to vital local infrastructure such as roadways and piers.

“It is a much welcomed boost for the local community and I look forward to the works getting underway shortly.”