Urgent Work To Stop Slipway From Collapsing Into Youghal Bay

By Seamus Whelehan

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Photo courtesy of Ted Horgan

Youghal’s Greenhole slip way is the latest piece of the town’s infrastructure to suffer from the ravages of time.
Local man Ted Horgan has sent a number of images showing the effects of extensive erosion caused by high tides and storms on the structure, causing a large section of the popular slip way to crumble.
In an email Mr Horgan said as a result of the serious undermining of the slip “Cork County Council would need to act quickly before more damage is done. We don't need another part of Youghal fenced off from the public.”
The viewing stand at Moll Goggin’s corner has been closed off for the past two years.
The popular viewing stand has been neglected for so long that a wide hole has appeared underneath. Due to the lack of maintenance one section of the balcony is almost ready to fall into the sea.

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