A €1.8million fund for the next phase of the Ailt an Chorrain (Burtonport) Harbour Redevelopment project has been warmly welcomed by the Cathaoirleach of Glenties MD, Cllr Noreen McGarvey.
This project, supported by the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund, will deliver Phase 2 of the Burtonport/Arranmore project to regenerate a maritime gateway to a Gaeltacht Island, revitalising a brownfield site at Burtonport Harbour and putting in place a Ferry Terminal building, an enterprise building and completing infrastructure works.
Cllr McGarvey has today congratulated all key players in this ambitious project.
“Paul Kelly & Ruth Diver along with their regeneration team have drawn up an ambitious plan that will see Burtonport harbour transformed. However Covid restrictions have put everything on hold as it was hoped that work would have been underway by now.
“This project will include a state of the art glass building to house the ferry terminals, information point, harbourmasters office, public toilets & meeting rooms etc. Parking spaces will also be added to the pier area.”
Cllr Mc Garvey added: “ I wish to express my congratulations to the Regeneration Team on their successful application. They have been working on many projects throughout the county and I am delighted that they had chosen Burtonport as a location. I also wish to acknowledge Minister Mc Conologue’s help in this and all the countywide projects that have been approved for funding today.”
The aim of the project is to deliver opportunities for economic, social and cultural renewal of the mainland and island, increasing footfall and improving the overall experience of those using the harbour and strengthening its emerging tourism potential.
In 2019, the project gained €3.1 million to improve infrastructure around the mainland harbour and amenities in Árainn Mhór.Tags: