Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme


The Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme is designed to protect the town of Clonakilty from fluvial flooding from the Ballyhalwick River, the River Fealge, the Cappeen Stream and the Garage Stream along with tidal flooding from Clonakilty Bay.

The works are comprised of two main elements which include a flood storage area upstream of the town to protect against fluvial flooding and new flood defence walls from Emmet Square to the Croppy Road to protect against tidal flooding.

Construction Stage 

The Scheme is currently under construction. Ward and Burke Construction Ltd were appointed to carry out the Scheme Works on 23 February 2018.

As the construction of the scheme progresses, periodic updates will be provided that describe upcoming works and road closures. These can be downloaded via the links below:

Public Information Clinics.

The Senior Resident Engineer holds regular Public Information Clinics in O’Donovan’s Hotel on Pearse Street in Clonakilty.  Upcoming sessions are scheduled as follows (subject to change):

  • Wednesday 26th June
  • Wednesday 10th July
  • Wednesday 24th July
  • Wednesday 21st August

The clinics are open to all and run from 5pm to 7pm. 

Contact Us

The Senior Resident Engineer is based on site full time and is available to answer queries from landowners or the general public. He can be contacted at 086 778 4016.


The Construction Stage is expected to last approximately 2 years.

OPW Major Flood Defence Schemes

Information on other Major Flood Defence Schemes can be found on the OPW website. Please click on the link below:

List of OPW Major Flood Defence Schemes