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Urgent Dredging is Needed to Navigate Ring Harbour

Posted on November 13, 2015

By Jackie Keogh, The Southern Star

A WEST Cork councillor has this week called on Cork County Council to carry out immediate dredging works at Ring Harbour in Clonakilty amid widespread concerns over the build-up of sand at the harbour entrance.

Cllr Noel O’Donovan (FG), who recently met with a number of concerned local fisherman and leisure boat owners, raised the issue as a notice of motion at last Monday’s meeting of the West Cork Municipal District.

He said the new sand bar is shutting off access to the inner harbour, except for a brief window when the tide is high. And he pointed out that there have been several cases in recent months where boats have run aground on the sand bank, and become stuck for hours, waiting for the tide to change.


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