LOCALS in the Allihies peninsula on the south west tip of Ireland are trying to stop the Council from destroying an old wall.
The distinctive wall forms part of Ireland's picturesque Wild Atlantic Way route.
It was built by the men of Reentrisk and North Allihies in 1933.
Cormac Boydell posted a picture of the wall on Facebook and asked that Cork County Council delay any work on the wall until a "more elegant" solution that the proposed new concrete wall could be found.
Aidan Prendergast, an Executive Engineer,explains why the Council want to replace the existing wall.
After last years storms there was significant damage to infrastructure on the Beara Peninsula. Cork County Council is ready to commence the last piece of repair work at Tra na Phiarla. We were unable to carry out the works last year and delayed them to September of this year to avoid interaction with tourism traffic.
These works consist of constructing a reinforced concrete wall to support an existing stone wall. The existing wall supports the R-575 regional road.
The existing stonewall shall be retained by the proposed concrete wall which shall be stone clad with stone sourced locally.. As you can below see the existing wall is not bound together and any collapse would be catastrophic."