4 December 2017
By Mary Bermingham
Following Storm Ophelia on 16 October last, ESB undertook emergency works along the public walkway at the Gearagh to remove a significant number of fallen trees and branches that had been damaged during the course of the storm. The works were undertaken due to concerns for public safety especially given that a subsequent storm, Storm Brian, was about to make landfall. However, these works caused some upset in the scenic region.
ESB is now planning to undertake additional remedial works on the surface of the walkway and also additional pruning which will aid natural regeneration of the trees. This work commences today Monday 4 December and is expected to take up to five days to complete. As a safety precaution, the walkway will be closed to the public for the duration of the works.
In a statement the agency said “ESB apologies for any inconvenience caused during this time.”