Another significant landslide on Co Leitrim mountainside considered almost inevitable says new report

Another significant landslide on the side of a mountain in Co Leitrim is highly likely according to the latest report into the incident.

Dry weather during the summer caused thousands of tonnes of peat to dislodge inundating local roads and enveloping the Dawn of Hope Bridge near Shass Mountain in the county.

A new report into the incident has now warned of a high risk to land, property, and infrastructure in the area from a further landslide.

It said the risk to life for road users, including those using the Dawn of Hope Bridge which was damaged in June, was assessed to be within the “tolerable range” and unlikely however.

The latest report – released following a request for environmental information – said the landslide took place after a period of prolonged dry weather followed by heavy rainfall.