Ros an Mhíl Harbour is to get €2.6 million as part of the 2016 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Programme. The funding is being allocated to the Galway County Council as part of the Local Authority Fund for Harbours and Piers.
A total of €1,800,000 of the total funding will go towards dredging for a small craft harbour, while the remaining €800,000 will go towards design, evaluation, consulting, an environmental impact statement, and preparation works for a quay development.
This funding brings to €3.47 million in the last two years the total investment for the harbour. Last year, €800,000 went towards work on the small craft harbour, with €70,000 also going towards the design for the construction of a new slipway.
The lastest round of funding has been welcomed by Fine Gael Galway West TD Seán Kyne, who said, "with its deep water capabilities and the main port for the Aran Islands, Ros an Mhíl is an important harbour for fisheries, marine activities and tourism".