Weir Collapses in Ballincollig Regional Park!

The weir which built in 1795 by Charles Leslie (see Ballincollig Royal Gunpowder Mills by Jenny Webb and Anne Donaldson, 2006) to divert water from the River Lee to the canals in his Gunpowder Mills at Ballincollig,  has collapsed in the centre.  The water level in the River Lee upstream of the damaged weir is now much lower than usual at the Ballincollig Regional Park, as the weir is no longer welling up the water behind it, to divert it off to the canals. The canals are drying up as a consequence.

Below are some images from before and after this event.

BEFORE:

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13 Sept. 2014, break in weir visible

13 Sept. 2014, break in weir visible

AFTER:

(images taken on the 17th December 2014)

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Canal which is now dried up:

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Links below, added on the 23rd December 2014:

Evening Echo, 19th December 2014

Evening Echo, 22nd December 2014

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One Response to Weir Collapses in Ballincollig Regional Park!

  1. Frank Donaldson says:

    Water is now up to normal levels upstream of the Weir as of 4.20 pm Wednesday 17th December. Water in canals as usual. What is source for information that Weir actually collapsed?

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