Athea Flood Relief Scheme

Closeddate_range6 Jul, 2020, 12:01pm - 24 Jul, 2020, 5:00pm

Athea Flood Relief Scheme 


Ryan Hanley Consulting have been appointed by Limerick City and County Council (LCCC) as Engineering and Environmental Consultants for the proposed Athea Flood Relief Scheme.

This Project is a follow-on from the Shannon Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) study. The purpose of the study is to assess and develop a viable, cost-effective and sustainable Flood Relief Scheme to alleviate flooding in Athea.

Due to the restrictions on public gatherings associated with COVID-19 Pandemic, an alternative to the opening Public Consultation Process has commenced. This includes distribution of an information brochure and questionnaire to affected residents, business owners and stakeholders.

As part of the Public Consultation Process, we welcome your comments in relation to the Study and Scheme Areas, particularly in relation to any relevant engineering and environmental issues that may be impacted upon by a Flood Relief Scheme.

There will be two methods for communicating your views about the Athea Flood Relief Scheme:

1. Via MyPoint (answering three questions posed within this consultation);


2. By returning the questionnaire (available in the "Materials" section of this MyPoint consultation) by e-mail or post to: 

Ryan Hanley Consulting
Engineering and Environmental Consultants
Unit 1 Galway Business Park, Dangan, Galway,
H91 A3EF


The date for completion of the MyPoint consultation or returning the questionnaire to Ryan Hanley Consulting is 5.00pm on Friday 24th July 2020.

In advance of the preparation of a full Engineering Study and as part of the first stage of the works, a review and assessment of the measures identified in the CFRAM Study will be carried out, which will identify the key environmental issues in the Study Area. This will be followed by the assessment of potential flood risk management options resulting in the selection, development and design of a preferred option ‘Scheme’.

A second public consultation will take place during the preparation of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report for the Scheme, at which, details of the engineering measures proposed will be available. You will be given a further opportunity to comment at this stage.


1. Have you experienced flooding? Do you recall any historic flooding events in the 1960s/1970s in Athea? If yes, please provide details including any photographs or information you might have.
2. How do you think the issue of flooding in Athea can be resolved?
3. What are the most important environmental constraints to the development of a Flood Risk Management Scheme for the Athea area?(e.g. Biodiversity, Flora &Fauna, Land Use & Agriculture, Water Quality, Architectural & Cultural Amenity, Angling, Tourism)