PICS: Sinkhole opens up on GAA pitch and school forced to close in Monaghan following land collapse 2 years ago

PICS: Sinkhole opens up on GAA pitch and school forced to close in Monaghan following land collapse

These pictures are something else.

A school in Monaghan has been forced to close following what appears to be a land collapse on Monday.

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Pictures taken at Magheracloone GAA club show just how serious this issue is, and how bad it could have been had anyone been in attendance as a large hole opened up in the ground and cracks appeared in the clubhouse.

 

A spokesperson for the Monaghan County Council released this statement following the incident:

"A land subsidence occurred close to Magheracloone GAA club and the Carrickmacross to Kingscourt Regional Road R179 this morning. There were no casualties.

"The local National School has been closed as a precautionary measure.

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"The R179 Regional road Carrickmacross to Kingscourt has been closed as a precautionary measure, until further notice. Diversions are now in place and traffic is being diverted via Kingscourt/Shercock/Carrickmacross."

Magheracloone GAA club took to Facebook on Monday to urge that "nobody is to enter the grounds under any circumstances".

Drumgossat National School has also closed due to the collapse, and parents were urged to collect their children as quickly as possible.

They announced the news on Facebook on Monday, saying: "Due to the collapse of the Gypsum Mine in the area of the community centre, the school will close immediately. Can parents please collect children as soon as possible. Please spread the word."

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