First boats arrive today!

63-berth facility in Killybegs

Sue Doherty

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First boats arrive Monday!

The new pontoon at Killybegs

Today marks a new era in tourism for Killybegs with the unofficial opening of a new 63-berth small craft harbour (pictured).

Cllr Niamh Kennedy said the facility, funded by the Dept. of the Marine, will be “a game changer” for the fishing port.

She added, “This is something that the people of Killybegs have worked really hard for over many years. It's going to lighten up the town and really help the tourism trade here by giving the town a marina feel to complement the commercial fishing and cruise liners."

Former Cllr John Boyle, who worked for many years towards this goal, said he was “absolutely delighted” to see it finally become a reality.

Oliver Shortall of Inland & Coastal Marina Systems which built the facility, said he was equally thrilled for the people of Killybegs.

While the first boats arrive today, the official opening will not take place until sometime next year.