Point Projects Take Priority For 2004

Sligo Weekender Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Two projects in Rosses Point are on a priority list revealed by Sligo County Council for 2004.
County Manager Hubert Kearins has detailed eighteen projects which he aims to have completed or moved on significantly by the end of this year.
And chief among them is the construction of a marina in Rosses Point and major improvement works to the pier on Coney Island.
The marina in Rosses Point has been a long-term goal of County Sligo Yacht Club, based in the seaside village.
Following various fund-raising efforts and allocations from the government and local authorities, the project has been brought forward to development stage.
The green light for the project, which will be financed by the Department of the Marine, from Sligo County Council and from the club itself, is expected within a matter of weeks.
The major advantages of the new marina will be in attracting tourists to the area and providing year-round safe berths for the yachts normally anchored in the Sligo Channel.
Within sight of the present Yacht Clubhouse is the pier of Coney Island, which will receive much need repair and upgrading work in 2004.
The pier is one of two access points to the island, the other being the sand-bank link to Strandhill, which is only viable at low tide.
The pier receives a great deal of use during the summer months and it is hoped that repair work on the pier will be finished before this summer.
The priority list drawn up for the 2004 County Council book of estimates also includes the finalisation of plans for Sligo’s new library and museum, the introduction of a metropolitan area network (broadband) and the construction of a new branch library and council offices in Ballymote.