Decision On Fenit Diving Boards Could Be Made This Month

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Architect’s impression of what the proposed diving boards would look like.

THE Restore Fenit Diving Boards Campaign (RFDBC) committee believes it is very likely that the decision on the restoration of the diving boards at the bathing slip in Fenit will be announced at a meeting between a delegation from RFDBC and officials from Kerry County Council (KCC) on Monday, April 23.

A RFDBC delegation already held a very constructive meeting with officials from Kerry County Council in January and were due to meet again on February 19, but the Council requested more time to study the project, so the sides will finalise matters at the meeting in the County Buildings in less that two weeks time.

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In a wide reaching and comprehensive power point presentation at the last meeting, the RFDBC delegation retraced the 100yr tradition of diving at the bathing slip in Fenit and made a compelling argument for the restoration of the diving boards.


Colm Dempsey of Irish Water Safety carried out a detailed safety assessment of the bathing slip on Saturday, February 3 and the RFDBC understands that Irish Water Safety has forwarded a very favourable safety assessment report to Kerry County Council.

Deputy Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Tourism & Sport travelled to Fenit on Tuesday, February 6, to meet a delegation from the RFDBC.

Minister Griffin studied the location of the proposed new diving boards at the bathing slip and said that the project will be a great addition to the infrastructure of the area.

Minister Griffin pledged to source funding for the project via the Sports Capital Funding Portal and from Failte Ireland. He hoped that Kerry County Council would also be in a position to part fund the project.

In addition, RFDBC has recently submitted an application to BIM for grant support through its FLAG coastal project. RFDBC can also guarantee that the required local financial contribution to the cost of the project will be raised.

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  1. The Health and safety officer in the council has finalised his report. One way or another this project should be completed. All councillors have been pushing this since last September