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Promoting investment in the Shannon Estuary Region

MV “Bytom” pictured at the mouth of the Shannon Estuary Region.

Stakeholders engaged in the development and management of the Shannon Estuary Region have produced a marketing film promoting the deep water marine investment opportunities along Ireland’s largest and deepest estuary.

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Tarbert, County Kerry.

The promotion is the result of the Strategic Integrated Framework Plan (SIFP) for the Shannon Estuary Region, a land and marine-based plan launched in late 2013 by a multi-agency steering group comprising member organisations from throughout the wider region.


The region’s local authorities, namely Clare County Council, Kerry County Council and Limerick City & County Council, have joined with IDA Ireland, Shannon Group plc and Shannon Foynes Port Company in producing the film which details ‘Deep Water Marine Investment Opportunities’ at 6 Strategic Development Locations deemed appropriate for marine-related investment. 

Members of the SIFP Steering Group will travel to Oslo later this month to promote the Deep Water Marine Investment Opportunities within the Shannon Estuary Region at the Nor-Shipping exhibition, one of the most important meeting places for the global maritime industry.

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Foynes Port, County Limerick.

IDA Ireland’s Regional Manager for the Mid-West, Niall O’Callaghan, said: “The completion of this promotional video highlighting the unique benefits of the Shannon Estuary to potential foreign direct investors in maritime industries shows the ongoing collaboration and progress between all stakeholders working on the Strategic Integrated Framework Plan (SIFP).”

“Its release is fitting given the international Nor-Shipping exhibition takes place in Oslo on May 29th, where IDA Ireland will be supporting the SIFP in engaging with potential clients to demonstrate how the Shannon Estuary has all the essential aspects to perform commercial maritime activities, both onshore and offshore,” added Mr O’Callaghan.

1,220 hectares of land at 6 Strategic Development Locations are zoned for the marine-related industry in Regional and Local statutory development plans. The sites include Moneypoint (280Ha), Innismurry/Cahericon (65Ha) in County Clare, Askeaton (98Ha), Foynes Island (40Ha), and Foynes Port and adjoining lands (186Ha) in Limerick and Tarbert – Ballylongford Landbank (550Ha) in County Kerry.

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