Frequently Asked Questions


The scheme is being funded by the OPW. As part of the Government’s National Development Plan 2018-2027, almost €1 billion has been committed to the investment into flood relief measures across the country.

The scheme will improve the standard of flood protection for Dundalk/Blackrock and Ardee to protect against the 1% Annual Exceedance Probability (1 in 100 year) fluvial (river) flood event, and a 0.5% Annual Exceedance Probability (1 in 200 year) coastal flood event.

It is scheduled to be completed in 2028, if you would like a full breakdown of the timescale please go to the ‘Timeframe‘ section of the website.

Incorporation into public Realm is being considered during all phases of the project, including the provision of a new Greenway which will form part of ‘The Great Eastern Greenway’. Where possible, grass embankments will be incorporated in public realm, instead of hard defences.

A key consideration in our design is to ensure that the scheme does not increase the risk of flooding in other places. We will consider the impacts on the wider Dundalk/Blackrock and Ardee areas, rather than just focusing on the places that have flooded. This ensures that any works completed as part of this scheme manage the flood risk to the surrounding lands.

You can look at the flood maps on the OPW’s CFRAM website to see the flood extents for Dundalk/Blackrock and other towns within the CFRAM study area here.

The project will comply with all relevant environmental legislation and statutory requirements. Environmental considerations are a high priority for the scheme with the appropriate environmental surveys to be conducted and Binnies specialist environmental team assessing all details fully.

We will be keeping this website updated with the latest news and details of forthcoming public information events.  You can also use the ‘Contact us’ page to ask a question or provide feedback or register to be emailed with project updates.


Postal address:

Dundalk Flood Relief Scheme Project Team, Binnies, c/o RSK, Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Road, Bluebell, Dublin 12, D12 NXF5, Ireland


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