Tenders issued for Inishbofin ferry service

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Galway Daily news Over €100,000 funding announced for Inishbofin

The tender process has gotten underway for a contract to provide a ferry service between Inishbofin and the mainland from the new year.

Galway West TD and Minister of State for the Islands Seán Kyne confirmed that it is intended that a passenger ferry service will between Cleggan and Inishbofin twice daily.

It’s intended that this new contact will come into effect from January 1, 2020 and last for the next five years. Though that is of course subject to tenders being received and evaluated as up to scratch.

“As part of the process, my department, in conjunction with the Inishbofin Development Company, consulted with the community to ensure that the tender process will deliver a scheduled and reliable ferry service for local people and visitors alike.”

“Connectivity is essential for the sustainability and prosperity of all island communities and this process will provide certainty for Inishbofin over the next five years,” Seán Kyne concluded.