South Galway Flooding Survey


As outlined in a 2018 update, the first stage of the South Galway Flood Relief Scheme is a feasibility study and flood risk assessment.   As part of these works the design Consultant Ryan Hanley will be commencing threshold surveys starting during next week of properties in or adjacent to flood zones in the study area.  These surveys are mainly focused on getting information on flood threats and flood extent and not on flooding damage -This nformation can be gathered during later public consultations sessions.

A team from Ryan Hanley will be calling to properties and will have identification and a letter from the OPW.  The key information that will be collected from property owners during the survey will include:

  • the property owner name and address,
  • property use (house, farm slatted shed, commercial premises etc.)
  • Age and construction of the property
  • finished floor level of the property (including basements, split levels etc.),
  • the access level,
  • septic tank location, slatted sheds locations, fuel storage locations, etc.
  • peak flood levels from past events (including 2009, 2015/ 2016, 1995) at or in the vicinity of the property
  • flood impact duration during events
  • brief summary of flood damage (any additional detailed information will be collected at the Public Consultation event).
  • was access to the property cut-off, where did the road / access flood etc., to what depth and for how long, how frequent, what was the length of diversion required if one was possible.
  • External Photograph of the property
  • in some cases, adjacent lands ownership and any knowledge on ground conditions (i.e. is rock near the surface)

This is vital infomation to gather to understand flooding levels and threats and in conjunction with addtional feedback during public consultation (Proposed for sometime in May)

Please support  – Let your neighbours know and please share this if you can.


-David Murray,

Chair, South Galway Flood Relief Committee.

PS:Please don’t underestimate the impact you have by simply liking,commenting on or sharing this.  



Author: David Murray

Dave is a 'Solution Architect' with a hi-tech company called Arm. He is deeply involved in his community and his two key focuses are based around the rivers of South Galway. He is an activist in getting flood relief solutions in place for South Galway after decades of empty promises and also is also helping to progress a beautiful Gort River Walk for the South Galway/North Clare communities.

2 thoughts on “South Galway Flooding Survey”

  1. It is good to see this survey and the beginning of action on foot of the good work yourself and others have been doing. We will bring the issues surrounding Thoor Ballylee, its importance in terms of heritage and visitor concerns, and threats to its integrity through flooding, to the attention of the Ryan Hanley.


  2. Thanks David It’s good to hear that there is some action on the ground . It’s very easy to become despondent when we see no action on the ground So it’s vital that everybody affected either directly or indirectly to the flooding disaster respond to this survey. Pass the word around locally!


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