A case study of archaeological mitigation of the Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme
by Jonathan Millar
Flood Relief Schemes are becoming an increasingly necessary and urgent intervention world-wide, as the effects of man-made climate change alter patterns of environmental behaviour and threaten coastal and riverine settlements. Ireland is not exempt with the OPW taking continuous steps to mitigate for the most threatened towns across the country. These Civil Flood Relief Schemes are huge projects which require a process of balance, compromise and collaboration across multiple agencies and disciplines. They represent a colossal investment of time, resources, ingenuity, engineering, planning and manpower.
In 2014 Rubicon Heritage were commissioned by Cork County Council to undertake an audit of heritage assets owned by the County Council. The audit was intended to assess a wide variety of these properties by providing an overall background/description of the selected sites and identifying the main heritage characteristics and status/functionality of each. We have compiled a series of blogs based on the information gathered during the audit to highlight a number of the selected sites and the amazing archaeology in County Cork. Our next site in this series is Rosslague Martello Tower.
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