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A ground investigation contract will start on the 4th of August 2015, in the vicinity of Cloongullane, and will take approximately 6 weeks to complete.


An Appropriate Assessment was carried out to determine that the ground investigation works proposed to be carried out along the banks of the River Moy (River Moy SAC) would not be likely to have a significant effect on a European site on the basis of objective information.


A copy of the Mayo County Council determination and Appropriate Assessment Screening Report can be viewed by clicking on the following link:-

Mayo County Council Determination

Appropriate Assessment Screening Report

To view a drawing of the proposed ground investigations for the N26 Realignment at Cloongullane Bridge, please click on the following link:-

Layout Drawing

A Public Presentation of the proposed design for the N26 Realignment at Cloongullane Bridge was held in Swinford on the 9th December 2015. The design drawings which were on display can be viewed by clicking on the following links:-


N26 Cloongullane Bridge – Drawings

Realignment – Aerial Drawing

Cross Section Detail

Landowner Drawing

Plan and Profile

On 31st October 2016, Mayo County Council published a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) in relation to the Realignment of the N26 at Cloongullane (in the Townlands of Pollsharvoge and Cloongullaun) Road Project.

A Natura Impact Statement (NIS) has also been prepared in respect of the development which it is proposed to carry out on the land to which the Order relates.

Public Notice of the making of the CPO and the application for approval of the proposed development were published in the Western People on 31st October 2016.

The public notices and the relevant documents and drawings may be viewed by clicking on the following links:

Design Report

Design Report Drawings

Volume 1 Text

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Compulsory Purchase Order Notice

Compulsory Purchase Order Deposit Map

Compulsory Purchase Order and Schedules

Compulsory Purchase Order relevant documentation

Section 177AE NIS Notice

Natura Impact Statement (NIS)

Section 177AE Planning Report

Any objection to the compulsory acquisition of land, to the extinguishing of the rights of way, or submissions and observations in relation to the Natura Impact Statement or relating to –

(I) the implications of the proposed development for proper planning and sustainable development in the area concerned,

(II) the likely effects on the environment of the proposed development, and

(III) the likely significant effects of the proposed development on a European site, if carried out.

may be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, before 5:00pm on Wednesday 21st December 2016.

An Bord Pleanala requested that Mayo County Council provide a response to the Submissions / Observations received by the Board. The Response document may be viewed by clicking on the following link:

N26 Realigment at Cloongullane Bridge – Responce To ABP Submissions 

An Bord Pleanala held an Oral Hearing on 8th March 2017 in Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

Notice was given that Mayo County Council had furnished significant further information to An Bord Pleanála in relation to an application (Bord Pleanála Ref. No. 16.JP0041) for a proposed development which involves improvements to the N26 National Primary Route at Pollsharvoge Townland in the District Electoral Division of Cuildoo and the County of Mayo and at CloongullaunTownland in the District Electoral Division of Swineford and the County of Mayo.

A formal notice appeared in the Western People newspaper on Monday 8th May 2017.

A copy of the further information was put on public display from Tuesday 9th May 2017 to Wednesday 31st May 2017 (inclusive of both dates).

An electronic copy can be downloaded for free by clicking on the following link –

 ► N26 Realigment at Cloongullane Bridge – Further Information Response

The closing date for submissions and observations relating to the further information was Wednesday 31st May 2017.


An Board Pleanála approved the proposed development and the Compulsory Purchase Order in December 2018.

On 7th January 2019, Mayo County Council published a Notice of Confirmation of the CPO in the Western People newspaper. To view a copy of the notice, click on the following link:

Confirmation Notice



For further information or assistance, please contact the following:

Mr Pat Staunton, SEE, E-mail: pstaunton@regdesign.com


Mr Martin Lavelle, EE, E-mail: mlavelle@regdesign.com

Glenpark House, The Mall,


Co Mayo,

F23 XF40.

Tel (094) 906 4321.

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