Wall on Lower Glanmire Rd to be assessed after Fire Service called to secure the area 

Wall on Lower Glanmire Rd to be assessed after Fire Service called to secure the area 

Crews from Cork City Fire Brigade dealing with a potentially dangerous wall on the Lower Glanmire Road. Picture: Cork City Fire Brigade

A stone wall on Lower Glanmire Road is to be assessed on Tuesday morning by Cork City Council after the Fire Brigade were called out on Saturday.

Cork City Fire Brigade was contacted by a concerned member of the public on Saturday around 10am, after a number of large stones fell from the top of the high wall, which is located close to the train station.

Due to concerns regarding the safety of the structure, the Fire Brigade closed off the area and created a new walkway. They also paired back the tree branches at the top of the wall, that were putting pressure on the stones to fall.

A 32m hydraulic platform was used to reach the top of the wall and curtail the growth that was causing blocks to fall.

Speaking to The Echo, Third Officer Gerard Ryan said due to concerns regarding the stability of the wall, the Dangerous Buildings Department at City Hall was notified and would be assessing the structure after the Bank Holiday Weekend.

“We cleared away around 20 large stones,” Third Officer Ryan said, “There were branches sticking out through gaps in the wall and with high winds the branches were putting pressure on the stones. We paired back the tree and are awaiting the results of the examination by City Hall.”

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