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Slieve Gullion Footpath Repair Project

Slieve Gullion Footpath Repair Project

The work is now finished.

Contractor appointed
Oliver Hearty was appointed to carry out the works.

The Invitation to Tender Stage ENDED

The Pre Qualification Questionnaire ENDED
Repair and Reinstatement of Slieve Gullion Pathways  CALL FOR RESTRICTED LIST OF CONTRACTORS has ended. There will now be an assessment of applicants then we will enter the ITT stage.

Public Consultation ENDED
Public Consultation on Repair and Reinstatement of Slieve Gullion Pathway was on Thursday 2nd February 2012, and we recieved lots of good suggestions. We will be uploading a review sheet as soon as possible for all those who submitted comments.

An assessment carried out on the condition of the pathway on Slieve Gullion mountain has identified that a number of sections are badly eroded and require maintenance and repair to ensure the path remains in good condition for users.  A description of the first two sections of path to repair is detailed below :

  • Section 1 (Waypoint 1-7): From the Forest Drive to the shelter part way up the mountain.  This section consists of an initial short climb on peat followed by a flat stretch below the west side of the mountain.  There is surface erosion at the start and in short sections.  The surface is mostly held together by heather roots below the surface.  The upper part of the path is susceptible to braiding as the area surrounding the path is flat.
  • Section 2 (Waypoint 7-14): From the shelter to the south summit of the mountain.  This section is a steep climb up the west side of the mountain on peat and boulders.  The peat has been eroded down to boulders originally below the surface.  There is extensive braiding and bare peat to the side of the path.

Check back for updates on progress later in the year.

Lottery Funded
NIEA DoE N&M DC Biodiversity

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