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New Killybegs brochure showcases modern and vibrant harbour

Pictured at the launch on Monday evening of the new Killybegs Harbour Brochure are back row l to r: Jim Parkinson, Sinbad Marine, Barney McLaughlin, Donegal County Council, Eugene McBrearty, Killybegs Business Focus Group, Seamus Neely, Chief Executive Donegal County Council, Caroline Britton and Liam Ward, Donegal County Council Front Row l to r Cllr. Noel Jordan, Minister Joe McHugh, Cllr. Niamh Kennedy and Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Terence Slowey

Pictured at the launch on Monday evening of the new Killybegs Harbour Brochure are back row l to r: Jim Parkinson, Sinbad Marine, Barney McLaughlin, Donegal County Council, Eugene McBrearty, Killybegs Business Focus Group, Seamus Neely, Chief Executive Donegal County Council, Caroline Britton and Liam Ward, Donegal County Council Front Row l to r Cllr. Noel Jordan, Minister Joe McHugh, Cllr. Niamh Kennedy and Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Terence Slowey

 

The Killybegs Harbour Business brochure, which showcases Killybegs as the modern, vibrant and forward looking harbour location off the North West coast, was launched on Monday, 24th October at 7pm in the Bayview Hotel, Killybegs. This brochure aims to market the facilities available locally and the on-line version can be adapted to reflect the ever-changing landscape and services in the harbour.

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Speaking at the launch Cllr. Niamh Kennedy, Cathaoirleach of Donegal Municipal District stated that ‘Killybegs is very much open for business with the people of Killybegs having a ‘can do’ attitude’, Eugene McBrearty from the Killybegs Business Focus Group said ‘we focus on the promotion of the town and we look forward to using this brochure and in particular the on-line version to market our fantastic facilities to harness any opportunities and ideas that could assist development, employment and marketing of the town and harbour’.

Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely stated at the launch that ‘as a local authority, we are delighted to have witnessed the evolution of Killybegs into a multi-functional port serving the fishing, energy and cruise sectors, Killybegs plays a very vital role within our county and the economic and tourism spin-off is very significant’ he added.

In launching the brochure, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Terence Slowey encouraged all companies and organisations to use it to promote Killybegs as an offshore centre of choice for a range of vital services.

The brochure outlines all the key facts about Ireland’s premier sea-port from the manufacturing and engineering companies who operate effectively to deliver their products to various parts of the world from their Killybegs base, to the more recent facilitation of cruise ships into its deep water harbour – where they can disembark and explore our beautiful county.

Local facilities, services and service providers are all covered as well as showcasing Donegal Airport and the important role it has to play in providing a transport hub and air-support base for offshore operations since exploration activity commenced off Ireland’s Western and North Western seaboard in 1998. The brochure also acknowledges the important role LYIT has in delivering practical and theoretical education in Wind Energy Technology and in the Tourism Sector with a range of courses now offered from Marine Tourism, Destination Tourism to Tour Guiding.

The continued investment in the harbour in Killybegs has allowed it to evolve into a multi-functional port serving the fishing, energy and cruise sectors. This new brochure shows how Killybegs is your offshore centre of choice for logistics, cargo handling, manufacturing, engineering, vessel support and leisure cruising. Killybegs has a wealth of expertise and its adaptability and flexibility ensures that it can meet any challenge in our ever-changing environment.

The brochure is available to download at www.donegalcoco.ie or by clicking here.

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