The former Kinsale Road Landfill Site, now the Tramore Valley Park, has been remediated on a phased basis. The majority of the civil and environmental engineering works were complete by 2010 and entailed placement of an impermeable geomembrane over the waste, which was then covered with soil and a vegetated cover layer. Additional environmental control technologies such as leachate collection sumps and pumps, as well as gas collection wells and manifolds, were also constructed during this period. The final phase prior to the site opening as the Tramore Valley Park in May 2019 involved the construction of the green elements of the park such as tree planting, flower beds, and setting out formal grass areas as well as paths and trackways. Further development of the park will occur as future funding becomes available.
Local authority project contact
Dr Kevin Ryan
Tramore Valley Park/Kinsale Road Landfill Site