Carlow To Benefit From Flood Works

Dr. Martin Mansergh, TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW), today announced a further allocation of €710,000 under the OPW’s Minor Flood Mitigation Works Scheme to Carlow County Council for flood relief works to be carried out in two locations in Co. Carlow.  

Minister Mansergh said today: “I am now allocating €450,000 for works in Tullow to include the construction and installation of walls, berms and flood gates along the River Slaney.  This funding will also go towards the upgrading of the drainage system along Thom Traynor Road including the installation of pumps and sumps.”

The Minister continued “I am also allocating €260,010 to Leighlinbridge for flood alleviation works along the banks of the River Barrow at the Carlow Road (Lord Bagenal Hotel) and the Barrow Track (Garrison House), together with ancillary drainage works.”

“The provision of funding for minor flood mitigation works complements a range of other ongoing OPW programmes, including carrying out major flood relief schemes and flood studies, that are aimed at managing national flood risk in a proactive and comprehensive way into the future”, the Minister stated. 

The Minister concluded: “The OPW has now allocated €741,510 to different schemes in County Carlow for flood mitigation works since I introduced the scheme in August 2009.  It is important to remember that it is still open to Local Authorities to submit further applications for funding during the remainder of the year, and all applications that meet the relevant eligibility criteria will be considered having regard to the overall resources available”.