Update from Monaghan County Council RE: Land Subsidence Incident at Magheracloone: Wednesday 10th October 2018. 5.00 pm

Update from Monaghan County Council RE: Land Subsidence Incident at Magheracloone

Wednesday 10th October 2018.   5.00 pm

Monaghan County Council, together with officials from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) and the Environmental Protection Agency met with representatives from Gyroc Ireland Ltd and mining consultants, SRK , in relation to the subsidence issues at the disused mine at Drumgossat, Magheracloone, Co. Monaghan.

SRK Consultants and Gyproc Ireland Ltd. presented a preliminary geological assessment report to the meeting today. Further surveying, technical assessments and monitoring of ground conditions will continue over coming weeks, before a decision in relation to the re-opening of roads in the area can be made.


Traffic Management

In the interests of public safety the Carrickmacross/Kingscourt Road (R179) will remain closed from Drumgossat Crossroads to O’Rourke’s Filling Station at Drummond. In addition, the LP4900 to Drumgossat will also remain closed to traffic. The road closures will remain in place until the detailed technical assessments confirm that they are safe for public use.


Traffic between Carrickmacross and Kingscourt is being diverted via Shercock. Monaghan County Council appeals to local residents to adhere to the one-way system that is in place around Drumgossat school.


Doran Motors and Treacy’s Hotel are fully accessible from Carrickmacross using the R179 regional road. O’Rourke’s filling station, Ciaran McConnon Motors and Cabra Castle Hotel are accessible from Kingscourt using the R179 or local diversionary routes.


Monaghan County Council