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  • Northside East

Wrecks removed from local harbour

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 1:00pm
Wrecks removed from local harbour

Three wrecks were removed from Balbriggan Harbour.

Wrecks removed from local harbour

Three wrecks were removed from Balbriggan Harbour.

FINGAL County Council has removed three wrecks from Balbriggan Harbour as part of its plans rejuvenate the town. 

The operation was led by a team from the council’s operations department. 

As the boats were lifted out of the water they were placed on a truck and taken away for break-up. Some of the wrecks had been lying abandoned in the harbour for a number of years.

Improving the harbour is one of the 20 things to be undertaken in the first 12 months of the Our Balbriggan 2019-2025 Rejuvenation Plan and, in addition to removing the wrecks, it is also planned to install lighting inside the town’s historic viaduct bridge and supply power to the harbour. 

Other works in the pipeline include the refurbishment of the RNLI Boat House.

These improvements will mark the beginning of a process of reimagining the harbour area, creating an exciting, lively pier and waterfront, linking numerous leisure and tourism opportunities.

Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien said: “This is a significant moment for the Our Balbriggan project because the harbour area has huge potential and its redevelopment is a key part of the rejuvenation plan.”

Fingal County Council interim chief executive AnnMarie Farrelly said: “The Our Balbriggan team are working hard to fulfil their commitment to have 20 things done in the first year of the plan and over the next few months there will be further improvements made to Balbriggan Harbour.”

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