Connect with us

Local News

74 Berth Whitepoint Marina ‘Unanimously Passed’



Sinead Sheppard2It’s a good day for Cobh, stated Councillor Sheppard as the town will finally have a much needed marina, thanks to the hard work and determination of Cobh Sailing Club.

Commodore of Cobh Sailing Club Mr Adrian Tyler announced that at a meeting of Cove Sailing Club members, it was unanimously passed to go ahead with a 74 berth marina at Whitepoint. It will be built in two phases. The first phase is for thirty berths and this is expected to be operational by early in 2015.

Rear Commodore Derry Allister said that the works will begin immediatly. The funding for this community marina is made up of SECAD funding of €125,000 a grant from Cork County Council of €200,000 and club members have sponsored the remaining €300,000 for the project.

President of Cobh & Harbour Chamber Mr Brian Curtis said this marina was a welcome boost to tourism in Cobh this news on the back of Cobh retaining its silver medal position in the tidy towns competition ends a great week for Cobh and gives all the community a boost for next years tourist season.
Mr Curtis stated that the marina will allow more tourists to visit cobh and they will at last have a marina to tie their boats up. With out the assistance of our four newly elected councillors working together at Cork County hall with the marina committee this great news would not be possible today.

The marina group also acknowledged the assistance of Mr Louis Duffy of Cork County Council in guiding them through the storms of financing the marina.

Continue Reading

Trending Locally