Howth Viking dining room receives € 600,000 in funding from Fáilte Ireland
Fingal County Council has announced plans to build an all-weather dining hall in the form of a Viking ship in Howth Harbor.
The council says the development will be used for public and private meals and events.
The project recently received € 600,000 in funding from Fáilte Ireland and was one of 38 initiatives across the country to receive such funding.
Fingal County Council will now proceed with the development of detailed plans before applying for a building permit which will include a public consultation.
The Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Seana Ó Ródaigh and the Chairman of the Strategic Policy Committee for Economic Enterprise and Tourism Development, Cllr Tony Murphy, were joined by the Chief Executive Officer of Fingal County Council, AnnMarie Farrelly, and the director of economic enterprise, tourism and cultural development. , Emer O’Gorman, at the announcement in Howth.
Cllr Ó Rodaigh, Mayor of Fingal, said: “I am delighted that the council’s funding request for a permanent outdoor restaurant has been accepted and it will be a great addition to Howth, especially as he planned to ‘be used for events as well as for outdoor dining.
Cllr Murphy, Chairman of the Strategic Policy Committee on Economic Enterprise Development and Tourism, said: “Outdoor dining has become very popular across Fingal during the pandemic and there is a need for permanent facilities.
“I hope there will be further opportunities to seek funding from Fáilte Ireland for similar projects in other parts of the county.”