Permanent outdoor dining area in Howth 'in the shape of a Viking ship' awarded 600k funding

By Emma Nevin

Failte Ireland has awarded Fingal County Council with €600,000 funding to build a permanent outdoor dining facility in Howth.

The "all-weather" dining area will be built "in the shape of a Viking ship" and will be located in Howth Harbour.

Fingal County Council made the announcement on social media today and said they are now working to develop detail plans before moving to the planning permission and public consultation phase.

The announcement said: "An application by Fingal County Council for the provision of a permanent Outdoor Dining facility in Howth has been awarded €600,000 in funding by Fáilte Ireland under the Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme.

"The Council is planning to create an all-weather dining area in the shape of a Viking ship which will be located at Howth Harbour and could be used for both dining and events.

"The project is one of 38 in 19 counties across Ireland which have received €9million in funding from Fáilte Ireland to create permanent Outdoor Dining facilities and Minister Catherine Martin made the official funding announcement during a visit to Howth on Wednesday.

"With funding for the project now secured, Fingal County Council will proceed to develop detail plans before moving to seeking planning permission which will include public consultation."

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