Update from Monaghan County Council Re: Land Subsidence Incident at Magheracloone
Thursday 4th October 2018. 4.00 pm
Monaghan County Council continues with, the support of An Garda Siochána, to deal with the issues arising from the serious incident which occurred in the early hours of Monday 24th September at Drumgossat, Magheracloone, Co. Monaghan
The scheduled aerial survey carried out on 3rd October has identified evidence of further subsidence outside the 120m radius disturbance zone established by Gyproc Ireland Limited, but within the original 2km area of assessment. This discovery reaffirms the need to maintain a safety cordon around the perimeter of the former underground mine at Drumgossat.
Technical assessments are ongoing and Monaghan County Council anticipates receiving a detailed geological assessment report prepared by Gyproc Ireland Limited early next week.
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