Sunday 19 January 2020

Council taking action on dangerous wall at Ferrycarrig

The damaged wall at Ferrcarrig.
The damaged wall at Ferrcarrig.

By Maria Pepper

Wexford County Council said it is aware of a dangerous wall at the rear of popular tourist attraction Ferrycarrig Castle and has made the area safe as a temporary solution.

The wall which overlooks the Wexford estuary in a scenic area accessible to the public was mysteriously damaged a few months ago when a large hole appeared, exposing a steep drop down to the rocky shoreline and water.

Wexfordman Charles Rossiter who regularly walks in the area said he attempted to report it to local authority engineers but was unable to make contact. He then approached the Wexford People to have it highlighted.

'If someone fell over there and I hadn't reported it I would feel terrible,' he said.

A Wexford County Council spokesman said the local authority is aware of the damage and has cordoned off the section of wall as a temporary measure but permanent repairs will be 'extensive and expensive'.'Given the particular nature and scale of the problem, Wexford County Council is in the process of engaging a consulting engineer to complete an extensive invstigation and design which will be required to remediate this issue'. he said.The official said it is likely that the local authority will need to seek funding from the Department of the Environment for the work, 'due to the estimated cost of the solution required'.

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