Mayor wants diving boards back at pier

The Mayor Of Buncrana Colr Nicholas Crossan pictured at the Innishowen Gateway Hotel, during the 50th Anniversary of Buncrana Hearts FC, , with from left, Rosemary Crossan, Claire McVeigh and Brian McVeigh. (0108GM60)
The Mayor Of Buncrana Colr Nicholas Crossan pictured at the Innishowen Gateway Hotel, during the 50th Anniversary of Buncrana Hearts FC, , with from left, Rosemary Crossan, Claire McVeigh and Brian McVeigh. (0108GM60)

The Mayor of Buncrana is calling for diving boards to be reinstated on the Pier as he predicts it’s going to be a “fantastic season” this year with thousands flocking to the town.

At Wednesday’s monthly town council meeting, Mayor Nicholas Crossan told councillors he thinks it would be a huge benefit to the area if the diving boards were reinstated, along with goalposts erected on the shore greens.

He told councillors: “The diving boards were there about 15 years ago. The structure is still in place and I think we’re going to have a fantastic season in Buncrana this summer with thousands of tourists if we get the good weather.”

Walkers and goalposts

Councillor Joseph Doherty raised concerns the football goalposts may be an obstruction to walkers.

The town engineer Donal Walker told the members he didn’t think there would be an issue but would have to check it out with the council’s insurers.

“I’ll get advice from them. In any case, if we get any difficulties with the goal posts we can take them away again.

“We can certainly have them there for the summer months. If we’re having difficulties it’s not expensive to remove them.”