Major refurbishment works at Roonagh Pier in Louisburgh have now progressed to tender through Mayo County Council.
That's according to Fine Gael Deputy Alan Dillon, who says progress can now be made to swiftly awarding the contract.
The works at the ferry port to Clare Island involve remediation and refurbishment of the existing pier.
€525,000 was invested in four piers and harbours across Mayo as part of a financial package supporting the economic and social development of rural coastal communities.
Deputy Alan Dillon says the infrastructural works at Roonagh Pier will help the future development of tourism in the area.