Kerry County Council carried out a pre-feasibility study for the Sneem area, the recommendation of which was to carry out further more detailed river modelling to assess the feasibility of the measures identified in the pre-feasibility study. Working in co-operation with Kerry County Council, the Office of Public Works (OPW) agreed to undertake this study and assessment, which was due to be completed in the summer of 2019.
The study and assessment of the measures identified in the pre-feasibility study is ongoing and is almost at completion stage. When completed the feasibility report will be reviewed by the O.P.W. in advance of issuing to Kerry County Council.
Should a suitable scheme be identified, it will be open to Kerry County Council to apply for funding under the OPW-operated Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme subject to the scheme’s criteria being satisfied, including a requirement that the proposed measures are cost beneficial. Full details are available on the OPW’s website: www.opw.ie