Friday 6 December 2019

Sinkhole five metres deep appears in housing estate

Officials from Kerry Co Council inspected the site this afternoon. Photo: John Reidy
Officials from Kerry Co Council inspected the site this afternoon. Photo: John Reidy
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

A mystery sinkhole five metres deep appeared in a housing estate in Kerry today.

Residents of the Cahereen Heights estate in Castleisland, Co Kerry, spotted the massive hole in a green area today.

The site at Cahereen Heights estate in Castleisland, Co Kerry today
The site at Cahereen Heights estate in Castleisland, Co Kerry today

The hole which is 13 metres long appeared overnight, and it was immediately cordoned off for the safety of residents.

Officials from Kerry Co Council have inspected the site.

The sinkhole appeared overnight. Photo: John Reidy.
The sinkhole appeared overnight. Photo: John Reidy.

The hole is situated near underground floodwater storage tanks.

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