On 11 May 2020, Wexford County Council Notice to Mariners No. 14 of 2020 Kilmore Quay, Chart No. 5621.16 & 2740, gave public notice that, in conjunction with the proposed dredging programme for Kilmore Quay harbour, data sampling buoys of type IDS DB180 would be deployed in Ballyteige Bay from 15 May 2020 to mid-July 2020 approximately (https://kilmorequaymarina.com/navigational-chart/).
On 15 May 2020, two buoys were deployed from Fethard Dock: one at Monitoring Point 52° 11.467’ N, 6° 47.983’ W off Ingard Point and near the mouth of Bannow Bay, the other at Control Point 52° 08.772’ N, 6° 44.313’ W due south of the Keeragh Islands. The buoys were deployed to monitor turbidity and suspended solids to comply with licence conditions (personal communication, George Colfer, Coastal Engineer and Captain Phil Murphy, Senior Marine Officer, Wexford County Council).