Search

24 Jan 2022

Mountmellick play park has reopened six months after it was flooded

Work underway to repair Mountmellick playground after November floods

Work underway at the play park in Mountmellick, closed since the November 22 floods. Pic: Denis Byrne

Mountmellick play park in Laois reopened yesterday May 31, to the delight of local children.

On its first day to open, the park was quickly thronged with children playing in the hot weather.

It is over six months since the Irishtown park beside the Owenass River was submerged in the catastrophic floods that hit Mountmellick on November 22 2017.

Ten days ago a contractor began work on behalf of Laois County Council to replace gravel paths washed away in the flood, with tarmac paths that can withstand flooding.

They could be under test today, as up to 50mm of torrential rainfall is forecast by Met Eireann to fall in Ireland. Read Weather Forecast here.

Below: the park under flood last November. 

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.