Ballymore’s Chairman and Chief Executive Sean Mulryan has celebrated the successful completion of a regeneration project in his home county of Roscommon in the West of Ireland, which was driven by its local community to give a boost to tourism. He has officially opened a new-look jetty at the marina to the popular fishing spot of Lake O’Flynn, in Ballinlough, following its redevelopment by local body, Ballinlough Development Association.
Unveiling a plaque honouring the project at Lake O’Flynn, Mulryan said, “I’m delighted to be part of this very important day for Ballinlough and Lake O’Flynn. I look forward to the continued development of the amenities at the lake and I look forward to seeing Lake O’Flynn become a destination for families and tourists visiting the West of Ireland.”
The need to redevelop the jetty, which was built by Ballinlough Development Association around half a century ago, was highlighted in a feasibility study in 2018. That study won support from local organisation Roscommon Leader Partnership, which provided 75% of the project funding, with the development association raising the remainder through fundraising activities. The Western Development Commission facilitated the project by providing debt finance.
The project was designed by architect Stephen Blake of Co Galway, and construction was by P Webster Construction and Castle Carpentry & Building Services. But local projects like this also rely on the hard work of dedicated local individuals, with the team behind the jetty including Michael Daly (Chairman), Tony Doherty (Secretary), Joe Garvey (Treasurer), Pete Forde, Mary Lynch, Richard and Michaela Siberry, Pat McDonnagh and Anthony Doherty.