New fishing jetty for Lough MacNean

Lough MacNean, Blacklion

A 45 metre floating fishing jetty is in the pipeline for Lough MacNean Park thanks to a €40,000 funding allocation by Cavan County Council.

Lough MacNean Park has benefited from extensive development in recent years including the provision of toilets, changing rooms, carpark, and children’s playground; out-door activity area and multi-purpose sports area, all put in place through partnership between Cavan County Council, Killinagh Community Council and various funding agencies.

Now Cavan County Council in conjunction with Cavan County Enterprise Board are applying for the construction of the jetty, extending from the existing concrete pier.

The work will involve the installation of a walkway of approximately 45 metres in length and 2 metres in width with an access bridge including handrails, rollers, cover plates and safety rails to be attached to steel and concrete posts.

The project will go to tender early in the New Year and will, subject to planning approval, proceed to construction thereafter.

Fianna Fáil Councillor, John Paul Feeley has welcomed funding allocation.

“Lough MacNean Park is a success story in terms of the usage by the local community and visitors to the area. On St. Stephen’s Day locals will gather for the 20th Annual Christmas Charity Swim, an example of just one of the many activities that is ongoing there. We would like to provide a separate and more suitable jetty for local anglers but that is not possible given the space available.”

The proposed development will cost in the region of €40,000, subject to tenders and will be funded under the Harnessing Natural Resources Programme, an INTEREG 4A project administered by Cavan County Enterprise Board. The Programme has funded projects in counties Cavan, Leitrim, Fermanagh and Sligo in the past.

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