Confidence is growing in the East Cork town of Youghal, Co. Cork, as significant investment in tourism amenities and the public realm begin to be rolled out.
The most recent project is the installation of a new pontoon at Nealon’s Quay in the town centre (Monday 30th April 2018). Speaking about the facility, Helen Mulcahy, Senior Staff Officer of Cork County Council’s East Cork Municipal District warmly welcomed the installation. “The pontoon will be a fantastic facility to boost Youghal’s maritime activities and will compliment the visitor moorings which were installed last year. It will ensure a safe and reliable means for maritime visitors to access our beautiful harbour and the wonderful River Blackwater.
The Cork County Council initiative was substantially funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food & The Marine and comes after several years of hard work and campaigning. Ms. Mulcahy thanked Minister David Stanton in particular for his efforts towards securing the initiative. “This is another successful project coming to fruition for Youghal and demonstrates how our beautiful town is going from strength to strength after many difficult years, said Helen. “Significant investment from central Government into projects such as Youghal Eco Boardwalk, Youghal Clock Gate Tower Gate, public realm works planned for the town centre, the opening up of Youghal Lighthouse and now the installation of the pontoon, demonstrates the confidence which is growing in our Town. All of these projects are the end result of many years of work done behind the scenes by East Cork Municipal District, The Youghal Socio-Economic Development Group and the many other departments within Cork County Council which lend their expertise, concluded Helen.