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16 November 2011


We are delighted to hear of the recent work at Cheekpoint. The HBA's Three Sister Fleet enjoyed a week long sojourn here as guests of the Friends of Cheekpoint Quay and the local community, during the Tall Ships Fringe Event. Here is their report on progress.


Lower Quay (the breakwater)

As we speak work is being carried out on the Lower Quay. This is being widened and reinforced, so that access is easier for boat users. It will be suitable for wheelchair access.

Phase 2 of this project is to add electricity and water services to it and a pontoon at the end of the Quay so that it can be accessed at all tides. The berthing depth at full tide has been increased to approximately 2.2 meters, dependant on the lunar orbit.

This work is being funded by Waterford Leader Partnership, Waterford County Council and monies raised by local people. The project is being driven by the Friends of Cheekpoint Quay.

Main Quay

As you are probably aware, part of the Main Quay (the west and north-west side) has been undermined and as a result is subsiding. At the moment it is cordoned off under H & S regulations.

In partnership with Friends of Cheekpoint Quay and Waterford County Council and the Department of the Marine, work to rectify this problem will begin on Thursday November 17th 2011. It is envisaged that in December the pier will be reinstated and open to all marine traffic. Once complete, electricity and water services will be installed on this Quay also.

Other News from Cheekpoint

The playground is under construction in Dobbyn’s Field (at the top of the hill) and will be finished before the end of the month. This is looking fantastic and is also funded by Waterford Leader Partnership.

The launch of the 2012 Calendar takes place this Saturday November 19th in Faithlegg House. One of the winning photos features the HBA boats. All HBA members welcome.


S Jacob – spokesperson for Friends of Cheekpoint Quay


Last Updated ( 16 November 2011 )
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