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1 Presentation to Mayo Sailing Club 16 th June 2011

2  To promote a facility where users of the pier in Rosmoney can board and disembark from their boats in a safe manner at varying tides Members of Rosmoney Pontoon Group Damien CashinRory CaseyDonagh Waldron Eoghan CunninghamHugh GoldenJohn Mullee Robert KilkellyCiaran CollinsJoe Gibbons Mary Gavin-Hughes


4 5 inhabited islands in Clew Bay, this is their access to the mainland Glenans Sailing School The Adventure Islands Local supply vessels Mayo Sailing Club and other recreational users This is a busy pier! Already, sadly one fatality – many accidents (mostly unreported)



7 Similar pontoon on Islandmore

8  Sept 2009 - Steering Group formed and meeting regularly  March 2010 - Consultation with Mayo County Council and subsequent buy-in  April 2010 - Mayo County Council have funded and submitted the foreshore license application (File # MS51/13/417)  Sept 2010 –consultations with locals- users- residents etc –  Oct 2010 - Project design and initial costings in place  February 2011- Potential funding avenues investigated

9  March 21st 2011 – presentation to Clew Bay Forum – total support for the project  April 2011 - Met with South Mayo Leader, who are supportive of this type of community based project  May 2011 - Agreement in Principle reached with MCC and South Mayo Leader that a Co-Funding arrangement was possible between MCC-SM Leader and RPG  June 2011 - Fundraising drive initiated  June 2011 - Arranging meeting with MCC designated project manager to put permissions in place

10 Mayo Sailing Club Glenans Adventure Islands Leader Charter RNLI Saoirse na Mara Mayo Islands Committee Carrowholly Community Group Noelle Doran GMIT Rice College Reggie Roynan (Sea Angling) Joe Gibbons Mary Gavin Coastguard Michael Mulloy Clew Bay Boats RS Marine Noel Conlon/Seatec Jarlath Cunnane

11  Loading and Unloading will be much easier and safer  Our departure & arrival times will not be so dependant on tides  Water and power on the pontoon  Safe Access for older & younger sailors  Access for disabled/reduced mobility & wheelchair hoist  Longer sailing lives for all!!  Better impression & facility for visitors  Some basic rules (set down, load up for 10 mins, consideration for islanders), but common sense by all will allow it to work (Code of Practice signage)



14  Overall costings - €200,000  Leader have agreed in principle to fund the project  Mayo County Council have agreed in principle to fund their part of the project (incl. foreshore licence, planning permission, structural design, tendering, etc.)  Rosmoney Pontoon Group have to come up with €25,000

15  The pontoon will be initially owned by Rosmoney Pontoon Group (this is the group that can access Leader Funding)  Ownership will be transferred to Mayo County Council after an agreed period  Mayo County Council will be responsible for the maintenance & upkeep of the pontoon – from the outset

16  We are now in the funding stage (to actually put this pontoon “in the water”)  We are looking for donations from the group of people who will benefit most – Mayo Sailing Club!  We need to raise €10,000 from Mayo Sailing Club  We plan to have this pontoon operational for the start of the 2012 season!


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