Concerns as sink hole appears in Nenagh’s Ormond Keep estate

The sink hole in Ormond Keep, Nenagh
Tipperary County Council has been urged to remedy a sink hole that has appeared in Ormond Keep.

Tipperary County Council has been urged to remedy a sink hole that has appeared in Ormond Keep.

Local resident Fiona Brett wrote to Cllr Seamus Morris pointing out that the hole developed about 12 months ago.

“I went to the council about it and they said that they have not taken over this part of the estate. There were three wheelbarrows of filling put into it by the lads who put in the water meters but it has sunk again,” she said.

It emerged at the June meeting of Nenagh Municipal District Council that part of the estate was taken in charge when the council linked Ashe Road and St Conlon’s Road, but the part where the sink hole is was not taken in charge.

“Ormond Keep is a special case,” Cllr Morris told the meeting. “They thought the estate had been taken in charge.”

He urged the council to write to the residents to see if they would like the rest of the estate taken in charge.

“This is a serious sink hole,” said Cllr Hughie McGrath. “It is three-foot by three foot. There are children playing in this area. You would have thought that when the council put in the road they would have taken over the entire estate.”

He urged that the estate be taken in charge “without further delay”.

Cllr Ger Darcy said the council was going to have at look at taking Ormond Keep in charge.