Barleycove road finally reopens – 83 days later

December 31st, 2015 4:50 PM

By Southern Star Team

Mizen resident Matt Kirkham standing in the hole which was created during the autumn storms, when the causeway collapse into the culvert below

Share this article


AFTER 83 days of closure, the causeway in Barleycove has been reopened.

Independent Cllr Michael Collins said the closure of the road on September 11th – after it was badly damaged during a storm – caused ‘considerable inconvenience’ for locals who are relieved that the road has been reopened, and restored to such a high standard.

The councillor said the storm caused ‘hundreds of thousands of euro of damage in the Mizen Peninsula’ and that the repair works were included as part of a €3m application for funding that was submitted by the Council to the Department of Transport.

Four roads in total – two of which were minor – were affected in the Goleen area, but the biggest damage was to the causeway that runs parallel to Barleycove Beach. A culvert under the road collapsed, which caused a huge hole to appear on the surface, rendering the road impassable.

Commenting on the 83-day closure, Cllr Collins said: ‘It wasn’t just local residents and local farmers who were inconvenienced, the traffic disruption had an effect on local businesses too, because there was a fall-of in trade.’

Parents and children trying to access Lissigriffin School also had to use an alternative route that added several miles to their journey, four times a day.

Share this article

Related content


to our mailing list for the latest news and sport:

Thank You!

You have successfully been subscribed to SouthernStar newsletter!

Form submitting... Thank you for waiting.