Cliff walk re-opens to pub­lic

Bray People - - NEWS -

THE cliff walk has re-opened af­ter sev­eral weeks, now that works have been done to se­cure the area.

Sta­bil­i­sa­tion and re­me­dial works have now been com­pleted in the area and all loose stone has been re­moved.

Ac­cess had been pro­hib­ited since the end of Oc­to­ber due to a land­slide. A fur­ther fall of rock oc­curred in the in­ter­ven­ing weeks.

There were some de­lays to works due to sched­ul­ing of the con­trac­tor, and then very wet weather.

The area in ques­tion was around 1.5km south of Bray. Boul­ders came down on to the path on two oc­ca­sions, with around five tonnes of un­sta­ble rock around four me­tres above the path.

That un­sta­ble rock could have come down at any time but has now been se­cured with net­ting and the walk was re­opened last Thurs­day.

A por­tion of the walk was pre­vi­ously closed for a week last March due to a land­slide. In that in­stance, a por­tion of the walk fell to the beach be­low.

While some walk­ers ig­nored warn­ing signs dur­ing the pe­riod of clo­sure, Wick­low County Coun­cil has thanked the ma­jor­ity of walk­ers who co­op­er­ated with the or­der un­til the area was made safe.

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