Foundation of road damaged in landslide near Arigna

A road in east Sligo is expected to remain closed for some time because of a landslide.

The road from Glen to Ballynashee and Ballyfarnon is at Glen (PRO:Gleann), in the Arigna area, close to Glenkillamey church

Local diversions are in place via the R284 Geevagh to Ballyfarnon road, and also on other local routes in the area.

There have been numerous landslides in years gone by in the Arigna and Geevagh areas, with Geevagh’s GAA pitch having been destroyed on one occasion.

Usually, roads and other property are covered by the sliding muddy debris but on this occasion, the foundation of the road has been damaged, as local councillor Gerard Mullaney has been telling Ocean FM News this morning.