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Significant funding for Ballyvaughan and Carrigaholt piers

A total of €138,000 in funding is to be rolled out to three separate harbours in Clare for essential works.

Clare County Council has been granted the funding for works in piers at Carrigaholt, Ballyvaughan and Bournapeaka.

The grants are part of an overall €3.1 million package for coastal local authorities to carry out improvement works at these developments.

The biggest sum of €51,750 has been granted to Bournapeaka Pier in Ballyvaughan, which will go towards underpinning the mid-section of the pier; removing and replacing a cracked section; the removal of a section of deck and removing and relaying a cracked stone along the pier edge.Nearby Ballyvaughan pier has been awarded €48,750 for the installation of flood gate and three flap valves, as well as the provision of rock armour to protect the pier wall.

The final grant of €37,500 has been awarded to Carrigholt pier for essential repair work and the reconstruction of section of old pier wall.

“I welcome today’s announcement by Minister Creed”, Clare Fianna Fáil TD, Cathal Crowe said.

“As a county that is so reliant on our beautiful coastal areas, it’s essential that we maintain these historic piers. This will mean we will be able to put our best foot forward once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides and see these piers thronged with visitors once again,” he added.

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