Naughten welcomes €25,000 to address flooding in Roxboro & Four Roads

In Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

10th October 2011

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €25,000 in funding to Roscommon County Council to address the threat of flooding in the Cloughan area of Four Roads & at Roxboro, Roscommon.

A sum of €16,200 will be spent on the installation of a culvert & open drain at Cloghan, Four Roads and €8,745 is being allocated to construct a road crossing and an outfall pipe at Roxboro, Roscommon.

Both locations have been prone to serious flooding in the past and it is hoped that these works will address the on-going problems.

The allocation of funding was based on a submission by Roscommon County Council, which included a number of schemes throughout the County, including works to address flooding problems in the vicinity of Four Roads village.

It is disappointing that, in light of the pervious flooding in the village of Four Roads, that these additional works were not approved by the Office of Public Works.

“This is the second allocation to the County and I will be urging Roscommon County Council to make a further submission to Government for funding to carry out works at other, locations, prone to flooding” concluded Denis Naughten.

Local Authority


Project Location


Project Details


2011 Funding Allocation


Roscommon County Council



Four Roads


Installation of culvert and open drain






Construct road crossing with 600mm diameter pipe to outfall drain for 120m through farm property