Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney has confirmed that the final phase of the Kiltiernan Flood Relief Scheme can now proceed after all landowners along the section from Kiltiernan to Ballinderreen have signed agreements to facilitate the work.
Minister Canney said: “Kiltiernan National School has flooded in the past and is still under threat. The flood relief scheme is designed to alleviate that threat.
“I have met all the landowners and they are very anxious to have the works progress.
“Galway County Council has carried out some of the works on the Ballinderreen section, while the Office of Public Works has provided funding under the Minor Works Scheme.
“I want to acknowledge the support and generosity of the landowners who have the local knowledge and are working with council’s engineers.
“The works, when completed, will provide comfort to the school, staff, students, Board of Management and the community who have suffered such devastation from flooding in the past.”

For more information, contact Minister Canney on 086-2513639
May 29 2019