Birth of new marina a big boost for Bantry

Birth of new marina a big boost for Bantry

Bantry Bay Port Company officially opened the new marina last Friday. Over 40 boats visited the new facility which was officially unveiled by Bantry and Cork footballing legend, Graham Canty, along with Bantry Bay Port Company chairman, John Mullins and Cork County Mayor, Declan Hurley. Picture: John Allen

THE new Bantry Harbour Marina has been officially opened giving boat owners easy access to the town.

More than 40 boats visited the new marina which was officially unveiled by Bantry football legend, Graham Canty along with Bantry Bay Port Company Chairman, John Mullins.

To celebrate the opening, the Bantry Regatta and BBQ Festival took place over the weekend.

The opening of the new marina is part of the overall Bantry Inner Harbour Development which marks the start of the regenerating of the Inner Harbour Development scheme developed by the Bantry Bay Harbour Commissioners in 2012.

Speaking at the opening, Bantry Bay Port Company and Port of Cork Chairman John Mullins said the new sheltered harbour facility will be of great benefit to both commercial and leisure users bringing increased activity in Bantry Harbour and Town. 

Bantry Harbour Marina will provide 40 short-stay berths for the marine leisure sector in close proximity to Bantry Town which will provide a critical kick-start for the marine leisure industry, with the aim to attract more marine tourism to the area.

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