Marine Notice No. 45 - Howth Middle Pier Upgrade Works

Howth Middle Pier Upgrade Works, Howth Fishery Harbour Centre will commence on Monday19 October 2020

The Department of Transport has been advised by the Department Of Agriculture, Food and the Marine that the Howth Middle Pier Upgrade Works, Howth Fishery Harbour Centre, Co.Dublin will commence on Monday 19 October 2020.

These works are expected to be ongoing until December 2021.

The project involves the extension of Middle Pier to improve access, maintenance and berthing facilities at the north Dublin site. This will involve:

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  • The construction of a 134m-long quay wall at the western face of the pier and associated deck area, road access, hard standing and parking
  • Construction of a rock armour revetment at the eastern side of the Middle Pier
  • Land reclamation at the eastern side of the Middle Pier
  • Dredging works at the proposed quay wall face
  • The treatment and re-use of the dredge spoil within the structure/reclamation area
  • Installation of new ancillary services and mooring furniture.


A photomontage of proposed works is available at Appendix 1.

The works are being advanced by civil engineering crews working both from the adjacent lands,existing harbour infrastructure, and from jack-up barges, pontoons, heavy civil engineering plant and machinery, work vessels and platforms. Divers are also employed on site. 

For safety reasons, mariners are advised to proceed slowly and with caution in the approach channel to the inner harbour and within the  inner  harbour  area  and  to  give  the works a clear berth. Wave-wash from vessels should be avoided. 

Contact Information

Please note, the Main Contractor and the Harbour Office can be contacted on VHF Channel 11.H owth Middle Pier Upgrade Works at Howth Fishery Harbour Centre, Co. Dublin

If further information is required please contact Howth Harbourmaster’s Office on Tel: + 353 (0)1 832 2252. All  mariners are reminded of their responsibilities under the International Collision Regulations and are reminded of Marine Notice No. 17 of 2007, which gives general advice in relation to the activities of vessels engaged in  survey work for hydrographic, seismic, fishing research and underwater operations.

The  International  Regulations  for  Prevention of Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) are implemented in Irish law by the Merchant Shipping(Collision Regulations) (Ships  and WaterCraft on the Water) Order  2012 [S.I.  No.  507  of  2012], and the Signals  of Distress (Ships) Rules 2012 [S.I.  No.170  of  2012],  see Marine Notice No. 06 of  2013.  

These Statutory  Instruments may be purchased by mail order from Government  Publications, Office of  Public  Works, 52 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 D02 DR67.    Tel:  (01) 6476834/1890-213434 and are also available online at:

Note: Marine Notices are issued purely for maritime safety and navigation reasons  and should not be construed as conferring rights or granting permissions.

John Sisk & Son’s Civils Ireland team will be the main contractors for the upgrade of Howth’s Middle Pier.

“We look forward to getting started on this interesting and challenging project,” said the firm.

Marine Notice No. 45 - Howth Middle Pier Upgrade Works

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Marine Notice No. 45 of 2020 – Howth Middle Pier Upgrade Works 

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