Minister Impressed By Presentation On Fenit Diving Boards

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Architects impression of the diving boards would look.

DEPUTY Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Tourism & Sport was in Fenit on Tuesday morning to meet a delegation from the Restore Fenit Diving Boards Campaign (RFDBC).

While there he visited the Bathing Slip and received a briefing on the proposal for new diving boards, which has been submitted to Kerry County Council.

The Minister was impressed with the quality and energy of the Restore Fenit Diving Boards Campaign and was given a detailed physical overview of the design by members of the committee.

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He was impressed by the inclusion of disability access and the fact that it will be an entirely public free-to-use aqua-sports facility.

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

In addition to the Minister’s visit on Tuesday, Irish Water Safety carried out a detailed safety assessment of the bathing slip on Saturday last.

During the past few weeks also, officials from Kerry County Council have been busy examining the feasibility of the project from the perspective of design, cost and insurance coverage.

Since the meeting with Kerry County Council on January 22, all sides have fully engaged with the project, which is now advancing at a rapid pace. Kerry County Council and the RFDBC delegation are due to meet again in the next two weeks.

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