Minister for the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, visits Inver and Killybegs in south west Donegal meeting with fishermen and representatives
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, visited south west Donegal today meeting with fishermen and representatives from the area.
Minister McConalogue first travelled to Inver where he stopped off at the pier to meet and talk with the local community about the pier development there and met local shrimp fishers along with NIFA representative John Menarry.
John has a wealth of knowledge on inshore fishing and for the last twelve years has been working his own boat mostly potting for lobster and brown crab along with gill netting.
The Minister then moved on to Killybegs to launch the Cold Ironing Project. He also held a meeting with the Killybegs Harbour Development Group and visiting LYIT Killybegs campus which overlooks the harbour.
Minister McConalogue said that his experience of meeting the fishermen in Inver was really positive and he thanked the locals for a warm welcome. He also said it was a fantastic opportunity to see inshore fishermen at their work and that he had learned a lot on his visit.
On the day, Minister McConalogue said, “I had a useful afternoon visiting Inver and Killybegs. It was great to meet local fishers and the local community in Inver to discuss infrastructure and local fishing matters. It was great too to meet the Killybegs Harbour Committee and to visit the LYIT campus in Killybegs after the wonderful news of the TU Northwest confirmation.”