Catchment-based Flood Risk Assessment and Management

The Office of Public Works (OPW) is currently undertaking a national programme of river Catchment-based Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Studies, in line with the European Directive on the Assessment and Management of Flood Risk and to deliver on core components of the 2004 National Flood Policy.

The following areas in County Kerry have been identified in the study as locations that are at risk of flooding:

  • Tarbert
  • Ballylongford
  • Listowel
  • Moneycashen
  • Abbeydorney
  • Banna
  • Tralee
  • Dingle
  • Castleisland (incl. R. Maine)
  • Milltown
  • Portmagee
  • Killarney (incl. R Laune)
  • Glenflesk
  • Kenmare

Earlier this year, flood extent maps were published outlining the predicted extent and probability of flooding in the above areas. These maps are available at

The CFRAM study is now moving to the next stage after the publication of the above flood maps. Various options to mitigate the flood risk in these areas are presently being considered. Public consultation days on the emerging preferred option will be held for the following areas:

Kenmare                         10 December 2015      2 to 7:30 pm                 Brook Lane Hotel

Glenflesk                        8 December 2015        2 to 7:30 pm                  GAA Club

Killarney                        8 December 2015         2 to 7:30 pm                  Avenue Hotel

Castleisland                   9 December 2015         2 to 7:30 pm                 KCC Area Office

Dingle                            9 December 2015          2 to 5 pm                       Dingle Library

Milltown                       10 December 2015         2 to 7:30 pm                 Community Centre

The public’s views in relation to the above options are actively sought and are greatly appreciated. 

Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email: