• Cllr Brian Dennehy

Millbank surrounding area Rush

COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

BALBRIGGAN/SWORDS AREA COMMITTEE MEETING

[Services A – Operational Matters]

Thursday, 11th October 2018

ITEM NO. 88



Motion: Councillor B. Dennehy

“That the Chief Executive in cooperation with the OPW take measures to make

safe and protect the area around the Millbank Old Mill at the Millbank, Rush in

order to prevent further falls and injuries similar to those reported in the recent

past.”

Report:

The Old Mill at Millbank Rush, which has been the location of a number of

accidents involving local children, is an archaeological monument and a

protected structure.

Following a recent site inspection it is apparent that the grassed area

surrounding the arch has reduced in height over the years thereby gradually

increasing the distance from the top of the arch to the current ground level

rendering it increasingly dangerous for unsupervised children who climb and run

across the arch.

It is proposed to infill the area under the arch with soil, which will reduce the risk

of serious injury, subject to the agreement of the National Monument Service.

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