The Shannon Estuary on the West Coast of Ireland extends 100km from Limerick City to the Atlantic Ocean and is a sheltered deep water resource adjacent to all the major shipping lanes into and out of Europe.
The SIFP process identified Strategic Development Locations (SDLs) which are particularly appropriate for marine related industry which requires access to deep water. These zoned sites enjoy a statutory guideline development framework, and have undergone Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA) as required by EU legislation, thus considerably reducing development time and cost.
This SDL is located on lands at the Port of Foynes, within Foynes settlement, and along a key Transport Corridor.
This SDL comprises 390 hectares of land already zoned for marine-related industry, compatible or complimentary industries and enterprises which require deep water access.
The Moneypoint SDL comprises 280 hectares, 53 ha is located on the Shannon Estuary five kilometers east of Kilrush.
This SDL is located at the heart of the Estuary, adjacent to the Port of Foynes and the settlement of Foynes.
This SDL is located outside the settlement boundary of Kiladysert, off the R473, on the northern shores of the Shannon Estuary.
This SDL occupies a strategic location along the N69 road corridor in close proximity to both Limerick City and the Port of Foynes.