On Friday last, the official opening of the new Bunagee Marine Development at Culdaff, Co. Donegal on the Cool Route was performed by Joe McHugh TD Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development.
The new Bunagee Marine Development includes a safe haven including a breakwater and pontoons to accommodate up to 15 vessels at the Pier and was developed by Donegal County Council as part of a major cross border and transnational project known as Sail West and involved 21 partners from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the West Coast of Scotland.
The project cost just under €1.3million and was funded by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Cross-border Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
In his address, Cllr. Terence Slowey, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, said that the infrastructure now available at Bunagee is a major boost for the development of the marine tourism sector not only in Inishowen but for the entire county.
“This development at Bunagee is a vital part of our overall marine tourism strategy which is set to grow our necklace of marine tourism infrastructure along our coastline to bring Donegal to the forefront of marine tourism experiences in Europe. This development is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in the country close to the beautiful village of Culdaff and is an ideal base that will give visitors the opportunity to explore the Inishowen Peninsula and the entire county.”