Caution at Brides Head as seals nurse their young.

Sign’s advising the general-public to keep clear of seals nursing their young pups on the beach at Brides Head have been posted on coastal walks. The advice is to keep dogs away from the beach as they can sometimes frighten away nursing mothers and inadvertently lead to pups being injured or orphaned. For more information and advice visit the Seal Rescue Ireland website here

Engineering work underway at Wicklow harbour

Major improvement and repair work began on the East pier in August and is expected to last through September. The first week saw divers from Dive & Marine Construction carry out an underwater survey, before shuttering was placed and concrete pumped to fill voids on both sides of the pier. To facilitate the work, public access is restricted during the day and the top level of the pier is closed for the foreseeable future. For details about Dive & Marine Construction click here

Meanwhile Irish Sea Contractors began Engineering work in mid-September on the North Quay berth. Again, divers are working and the berth will remain closed to vessels while the improvements are carried out. For details about Irish Sea Contractors click here
The much-needed repairs are funded by a State grant, which was allocated earlier this year to Wicklow County Council, who took over the running of the port in late August 2016.