Work to start soon on Owenmore River

Maintenance work to alleviate flooding of the Owenmore River in south Sligo is expected to start shortly.

The issue of the drainage of the Owenmore has been ongoing for decades, and has at various times been an emotional political issue.

The Owenmore Drainage Committee is to be briefed later this week on the works to take place.

Sligo County Council Director of Services Tom Kilfeather says that rather than major works, it is felt the appropriate approach is better and more regular maintenance.