by Carol Gilbert A PUBLIC information meeting, hosted by Bantry Bay Port Company, and held in the Maritime Hotel, Bantry, on Tuesday, March 24th drew a steady stream of interested parties. Fishermen, business people and locals viewed the on screen displays and plans for the next phase of development of Bantry’s Inner Harbour.
THE Minister for the Marine, Simon Coveney has announced funding for the remediation and harbour improvement works at North Harbour, Cape Clear, which will see an investment of €4 million being made. Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington welcomed the announcement saying it demonstrates the Government’s commitment to coastal communities and to ensuring marine infrastructure is maintained and kept up to standard.
THE body of a man in his 60s had been recovered from the water in Kinsale Harbour, gardaí have confirmed. The man, believed to be in his 60s and from Dublin was spotted in the water on Thursday night near Kinsale Marina and was recovered by the Kinsale Inshore Lifeboat.
THE Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine have invited tenders from qualified and experienced engineering consultancy firms to carry out dredging works, including dredging and disposal of both contaminated and uncontaminated sediments at the Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre. The works comprise dredging of the seabed, including (mainly) maintenance dredging and some capital dredging works, in the vicinity of the syncrolift boat lifting facility at Dinish Island.
THE body of a local man, believed to be in his late 50s was recovered from the water at Castletownbere Harbour this morning.
by Louise Roseingrave A FISHERMAN was dramatically rescued from waters off the West Cork coast yesterday after he was swept from his fishing boat in rough seas.
PREPARATIONS are under way for Kinsale’s first St Patrick’s Day parade for six years with a full day of celebrations set to climax with a never to be forgotten parade on the sea. School groups, community groups, artists, actors, musicians, performers, sports stars and proud West Cork citizens are all joining in as the parade returns to the picturesque streets of Kinsale this March 17th.