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Istigh wrote:
Yeah i had a suspicion the quay is the property of the Harbour, obviously they have no interest in it. It has been deralict aslong as i can remember and The port of cork is afterall a business, the only way to get them to do anything about it or the pier head is for them to some how believe they have something to gain from it, Clearly Cobhites feel there is alot to gain from a shorefront which is not in a shoddy run down condition as it is now in most areas. You would be pushed to find a safe overnight bert to entice tourists.
Perhaps we can suggest a developer revamping the quay and the pier head with pontoons and access and run gondola between both]
The Fishermen came up with plans a few years ago to re-do the pierhead or kennedy pier.making it more a small harbour with access from west side only. remove the middle leg and make an L s such with even more car park space in the Centra/east side. Would have made a safer berth as only getting really nasty with swell when strong SE running with long fetch all the way from Aghada. Think it died a death with Dept. of th Marine but cannot confirm this. It had a few floating pontoons on inside legs for visitors.
At moment 99% of visiting yachts come up for a look at the spendid Cobh, go as far as Whitepoint and bugger off back to Crosser or East Ferry if space but he chocka in summer (has plans to extend but reckon berths so scare it will fill overnight…reckon is too soft..know it will as big waiting list as it is).
An awful pity as know loads of boats/non nationals who would love to call in overnight…and spend money…… go to Cork for a day evne on train…changeover crew via Airport,bus and train…

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