03 Oct 2022

Calls to fix fooding problems in Mountmellick before winter

Calls to fix fooding problems in Mountmellick before winter

Water damage at Acragar, Mountmellick

Two streets in Mountmellick in Laois remain at risk of flooding, a Laois councillor has said.

The Laois town suffered its worst flood in living history in November 2017, and a multi-million flood defence programme is only still at the planning and design stage.

In the meantime two roads still have flood problems, says Cllr Paddy Bracken.

He tabled motions about Acragar and about Chapel Street, to the July meeting of the Borris-in-Ossory Mountmellick District.

In Acragar (pictured) the water is entering a private property.

"The flooding on the road is going into a private property and causing flooding," Cllr Bracken said.

In answer the council engineer James Dowling said "it appears the existing gully is in the wrong location."

"We'll rectify that," he said.

On Chapel Street, which is on the Tullamore road, Cllr Bracken said that there are constant floods.

"It's constantly flooding across and entrance. It causes a lot of difficulty for people walking."

On this area, the roads design section is to meet Cllr Bracken to confirm the exact location and then agree proposals to address the flood problem.

To continue reading this article,
please subscribe and support local journalism!

Subscribing will allow you access to all of our premium content and archived articles.


To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.