€ 62,000 Jetty will enhance Lough MacNean Park – Feeley

Cavan County Councillor, John Paul Feeley has welcomed confirmation that the contract for the provision of a floating jetty at Lough MacNean Park, Blacklion has been awarded and that the work should be completed by early November 2014. ‘The provision of a floating jetty will enhance Lough MacNean Park for all users. It is a significant investment and will be completed in the next few weeks. The funding involved was secured from the INTEREF IVA Programme through the Harnessing Natural Resources Project administered through Cavan County Enterprise Board. I thank the Council staff, especially Derry Scanlan as Executive Engineer and the other staff involved and indeed Vincent Reynolds and his colleagues in the Cavan County Enterprise Board, now the Local Enterprise Office.’ Lough MacNean Park is located on the lakeshore just outside Blacklion. The most recent investment will add to the existing children’s playground, adult activity area, multi-purpose play surface, carpark and toilet and changing block provided through the joint efforts of Cavan County Council and Killinagh Community Council. ‘This is a further investment in the UNESCO Marble Arch Global Geopark which is continuing to attract significant numbers to the area. It is essential that we continue to work for additional investment. This further enhancement will provide an additional attraction for visitors and an additional amenity for the local community.’ The work will be completed in accordance with the requirement of the Geopark and is one of 26 rural community and enterprise initiatives across counties Cavan, Fermanagh and Leitrim. It is spearheaded by the Cavn County Enterprise Board in tandem with Cavan and Leitrim County Councils, Fermanagh District Council, Coillte, Inland Fisheries Ireland and Swanlinbar Development Association. ‘I am delighted with the announcement of this project. I hope that it will be of great use to visitors and local alike. I wish the contractors Dean Public Works Ltd. well with the project.’ ENDS