Council To Meet Group Aiming To Bring Diving Boards Back To Fenit

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A photo of the diving boards in Fenit from many years ago.

THE Committee of Restore Fenit Diving Boards Campaign (RFDBC) say they are delighted that officials from Kerry County Council have agreed to an early meeting to consider the restoration of the diving boards at the bathing slip in Fenit.

The meeting will take place at Áras an Chontae, Rathass, Tralee on Monday next at 10.30am. At the meeting, a comprehensive feasibility study compiled by Malachy Walsh and Partners, Engineering and Environmental Consultants will be presented by power point to the officials of Kerry County Council.

The presentation, which took six months of research and preparation, also contains detailed background information and a history of spring board diving in Fenit.

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“It encompasses a convincing argument for the immediate restoration of the diving boards in Fenit,” reads a statement from RFDBC.

“The presentation endorses Failte Ireland’s recognition of the diving boards as an integral component of Fenit’s aqua-tourist infrastructure on Kerry’s Wild Atlantic Way coastal route. The presentation is also fully compliant with Kerry County Council’s Tourism Strategy 2016 – 2022.”

The RFDBC Committee said they are very grateful to Mayor Norma Foley, who liaised between the sides to finalise the date, venue and format of the meeting and the expressions of support from Kerry’s Oireachtas members and County Councillors are greatly appreciated.

The RFDBC Committee is extremely grateful to the general public for the overwhelming support for the campaign since it was launch before Christmas.

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They say they are looking forward to a cordial and progressive meeting with Kerry County Council on Monday and will cooperate fully with Kerry County Council in the implementation of this project.

“We aim to bring the campaign to restore the diving boards at the bathing slip in Fenit to a successful conclusion. We are confident that Kerry County Council will support us in achieving that aim. With goodwill and common purpose from all interested parties, the diving boards will be back in position on the 1st May 2018 for the opening of the summer swimming season.” reads the statement.

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