23rd September

Grant-aid committed to light up piers on Donegal islands

Máirín Uí Fhearraigh

Dinny McGinley T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has announced grant aid amounting to €67,000 to Donegal County Council towards providing lights for various piers on off-shore islands in Donegal.

This is a 75% grant with the remaining 25% being funded by the County Council.  Announcing the investment Minister McGinley that funding for new and additional lighting “is evidence of the commitment of this Government to ensuring the continued viability of our island lifestyle. At a time when there is unprecedented pressure on resources, I am particularly pleased to make this allocation,” he said.

“Our off shore islands have a unique attraction and these facilities will greatly enhance them as a tourist destination as well as for the islanders themselves.”


Type of light  Number Cost
Gola Island Conventional 3 €10,500
Inishsirrer Hybrid 1 €14,500
Rutland Island Conventional  1 €4,000
Island Roy      
(Cabhsa) Conventional 3 €9,000
 (Sleamhnán) Conventional 1 €4,000
Inishmeane Hybrid  1  €14,500
Owey Island Hybrid 1 €10,500
 TOTAL      €67,000


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