About the Scheme
The River Poddle flows from its source near the Institute of Technology Tallaght to the outfall to the River Liffey at Wellington Quay, traversing the heavily urbanised areas of Templeogue, Kimmage, Harold's Cross, Crumlin and Temple Bar. The river has on numerous occasions overflowed its banks at a number of locations; most recently in the severe flood of October 2011, resulting in risk to human life as well as significant damage to properties and surrounding areas.
South Dublin County Council (SDCC), Dublin County Council (DCC) and the Office of Public Works (OPW) seek to prevent reoccurrences of such flood events and the associated disruption and turmoil inflicted on local communities through the provision of flood relief measures to alleviate the risk posed by the River Poddle.
Nicholas O'Dwyer Ltd. have been appointed to assess, develop and design a viable, cost-effective and sustainable flood relief scheme which aims to minimise risk to the existing community, social amenity, environment and landscape character.
This website has been set up to provide information on the project's progress and provides a channel for comments, queries and feedback from the local community.