Richard’s Retirement

Richard's Retirement Bash ( 16 October 2018).

Today we celebrated the retirement of Richard Fitzpatrick.

All the best Richard - hopefully you will enjoy your time at home.

On behalf of everyone at NIFHA we wish Richard a long and happy retirement.




Gary’s Retirement

Gary's Retirement Farewell (21 September 2018).

Today we celebrated with and said thank you to Gary, only one week to go and he will join the ranks of retired gentlemen.

Good luck Gary - we look forward to seeing you when you visit the harbour.

On behalf of everyone at NIFHA we wish Gary a long and happy retirement.



Abandoned Fishing Vessel Sinks

Abandoned Fishing Vessel Sinking (14 August 2018).

Not every day begins as we would like.  Early on Tuesday morning an abandoned fishing vessel sank in Kilkeel Harbour.

Working against tide and time the whole Kilkeel team worked tirelessly together to re-float the vessel.

I was proud to walk alongside them in this adventure.

Gary – 30 Years Service

Gary Warnock - 30 Years Service with NIFHA (7 August 2018).

Today we celebrated as Kilkeel Harbour Foreman, Gary Warnock finished his first 30 years with NIFHA!

Congratulations and well done to Gary and of course most of all a huge Thank-You from all of us at NIFHA.


Ardglass Oil Boom Exercise

Ardglass (17 May 2018).

New Harbour Master, James Lenaghan joins Richard and Fred laying out an Oil Boom in Ardglass.

Kilmourne at Kilkeel

Kilkeel (07 February 2018).

Sammy the seal and the Dredger at sunrise in Kilkeel

Sammy the seal and the Dredger at sunrise in Kilkeel

Posted by NIFHA on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Andy’s Retirement

Andy’s Retirement (27 Oct 2017).

On Friday, after over 28 years of dedicated service at Portavogie Harbour, Andrew Donnan retired.

Our Chairman Terry Jarvis and the CEO Kevin Quigley both attended his farewell ‘do’ and are pictured here presenting him with a small token of the Authority’s appreciation.

Andrew will be sorely missed – as much for his ever cheery outlook as for his can do attitude and willingness to tackle the most difficult of tasks.

On behalf of everyone at NIFHA we wish Andy a long and happy retirement.