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 

Ward and Burke Construction Ltd were appointed to carry out the Scheme Works on 23rd February 2018.  Construction of the Scheme is largely complete and Substantial Completion has now been reached.

Minor works currently ongoing include:

  • Instream works to the river wall by the Old Brewery
  • Installation of Water Safety Equipment in the Town Centre
  • Minor works to field entrance on Ring Road

Future works scheduled include:

  • Minor works to Pumping Stations in Town Centre

Public Information Clinics

As the project has reached Substantial Completion, the Public Information Clinics are no longer taking place.  Any queries can be directed towards the Senior Resident Engineer, whose contact details are below.

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.

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