Tenders sought for West Mayo Coast Guard Station  

Located at The Quay, Westport the winning contractor will construct the new Coast Guard building as well as electrical and mechanical installation works. The deadline for receipt of tenders for the work is December 9th, after which it is hoped that work will start on the new building.  


Deputy Dillon said: “The construction of this new coastguard station is to facilitate the Irish Coast Guard rescue services for local emergency rescue which is a vital service in the West Mayo community.


The Westport Coast Guard Unit currently operates out of a small temporary facility. A new building is necessary for the successful ongoing work of the unit, an essential part of the local community.  


Deputy Dillon added the new station will house vehicles and boats used by the team. “The service needs a building suitable for rapid response to emergency call-outs.


The station will also have an operations room, providing maximum coastal visibility from which rescues are co-ordinated, a training or meeting room, offices, changing rooms and drying facilities for protective clothing.” 

Deputy Dillon concluded: “I am delighted to see further progress by the Office of Public Works and Mayo County Council with the successful site transfer and the granting of planning permission, which has brought us to this stage, one step closer to this station being constructed.”