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Minister to open €1.8m Killybegs Coast Guard station

One of the new 3-bay buildings at Killybegs Coast Guard station.

One of the new 3-bay buildings at Killybegs Coast Guard station.

Leo Varadkar, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport will officially open the new Coast Guard station in Killybegs on Friday, March 28.

The green light was given in 2011 to replace the 20 year old station and now, after a €1.8m investment, the 25 voluntary crew have a state of the art base to call home.

Located on the pier, the new station boasts two 3-bay sheds for the RIB, van, jeep, quad and pollution control equipment.

There’s also an operations room, office, toilets, shower/changing rooms and lockers; a meeting/training room, storage space and kitchen.

A spokesperson for Killybegs Coast Guard said: “With call out numbers growing every year, this new building is very welcome and will be used to its full potential.”

Killybegs CG covers from the Gweebarra bridge to Rosses Point and includes a mountain and cliff rescue team.

 

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