Development plans for Dublin Bay’s ‘earliest’ harbour, Coliemore, are due to be complete by the end of May, ahead of the summer season.
Situated off the coast of Dalkey 16km south of Dublin City, the harbour will be used as an access point by small boats going out to the island that was first inhabited roughly 6,000 years ago. Coliemore is also the base of the Dalkey Rowing Club, established in 1931 and for inshore angling boats.
Coliemore harbour with Dalkey island in the background
“The final management plan will be very important as it will govern the safe use of the harbour,” remarked local TD, Mary Mitchell-O’Connor.
“I am delighted that this project is going ahead and I am confident it will help entice even more visitors into the area. It will also improve the amenity which is already so popular among locals.