The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed announced today that Killybegs Harbour is to receive €6.2 million for upgrade works.
As part of the 2017 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme, €28 million has been made available nationwide for Ireland's Local Authority owned small harbour network.
€5 million of the funding allocated for Killybegs Harbour will go towards work including a 120m quay extension.
The remaining €1.2 million is for works connected to the small marine facility and electrics on the harbour.
Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh has greatly welcomed this news:
However, although welcoming the news, Donegal Deputy, Pat the Cope Gallagher says more needs to be done with smaller harbours and piers throughout the county: