Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme

Skibbereen (An Sciobairín) is a vibrant market town serving a large hinterland of West Cork. The thriving town is the centre for all the agricultural, industrial and tourist activities of a wide region.

Skibbereen town has had a long history of serious flooding, the moist significant in recent years occurred in 2009. Flooding in Skibbereen is mainly caused by flows from the Ilen River, its tributaries and tidal influence which reaches the town from Roaringwater Bay.

To address the issue of flooding the River Ilen (Skibbereen) Flood Risk Assessment & Management Study is currently being advanced by Cork County Council, as agents of, and in partnership with the Office of Public Works for the town of Skibbereen, Co. Cork.

The project, which commenced in February 2011, identified appropriate flood risk alleviation measures (Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme) for Skibbereen Town and these measures received Ministerial Confirmation in January 2016.

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For Information on the below Flood Relief Schemes click links:

Douglas Flood Relief Scheme

Glashaboy Flood Relief Scheme

Midleton Flood Relief Scheme

Crookstown Flood Relief Scheme

Office of Public Works (OPW) Projects

Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme

Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme

 

 

Bandon Flood Relief Scheme

A €16 million Flood Relief Scheme is being advanced by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in partnership with Cork County Council for Bandon Town. This scheme will help alleviate serious flooding of Bandon Town. Byrne Looby PH McCarthy were appointed as Main Consultants in November 2011 by the OPW to advance the Bandon Flood Relief Scheme in association with JBA Consulting Engineers and Scientists. The Environmental team consists of Ryan Hanley in partnership with McCarthy Keville O'Sullivan Ltd.

There are 5 distinct stages involved in OPW Flood Relief Schemes:-

  • Stage 1: Feasibility & Preferred Option Selection;
  • Stage 2: Environmental Assessment & Planning;
  • Stage 3: Detailed design, tender process & award of construction contract;
  • Stage 4: Construction;
  • Stage 5: Handover;

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