Gardenstown landslip

Following landslides in Gardenstown that occurred on 28th November 2017, 31st December 2017 and 6th March 2018, Harbour Road was fully reopened to traffic and pedestrians on 27th April 2018 with local businesses and the community ready to welcome tourists during the summer season.

For more details view landslip fact sheet (pdf 164KB) and ground investigation progress report (pdf 154KB).


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Timeline of events

View timeline of events at Gardenstown so far:

  • 28th November 2017 - landslide occurred, initial site inspection, rock cleared from roadway and temporary wall construction commenced
  • 29th November  2017 – engineers site inspection and temporary wall construction ongoing
  • 4th December 2017 - rope access team and engineers on site and commence loose rock clearance from slip
  • 5th December 2017 - rock clearance works progressing and geotechnical engineers on site 
  • 6th December 2017 - weather conditions worsen and road has to be closed
  • 12th to 20th December 2017 - further debris cleared from site and temporary wall lengthened and heightened
  • 20th December 2017- road reopened
  • 29th to 31st December 2017 - further movement recorded due to wet weather
  • 31st December 2017– road closed
  • 2nd January 2018 onwards - engineers inspections and monitoring ongoing
  • 17th January 2018 - public meeting
  • 14th February 2018 - ground investigatory work begins
  • 6th March 2018 - road closed following slippage as a result of bad weather
  • 15th March 2018 - Infrastructure Services Committee agreed funding for works
  • 16th March 2018 - public drop in session at the Dreel Hall held to provide updates - information leaflet (pdf 360KB)
  • 25th April 2018 - public drop in session at the Dreel Hall 
  • 27th April 2018 - Harbour Road reopened