Emergency flood relief works in the village of Ballinaglera in Leitrim are to begin next week.
A flash flood in the area in August of 2021 led to flooding of a number of premises after a torrential downpour of rain.
Funding allocated by the OPW means that works to try to protect the area from a similar event in the area in the future can now take place.
John Mulvihill from the Capital Projects Office at Leitrim council says they've already been carrying out works close to the villages to allow water flow more freely in the local rivers.
He says the installation of a pipe running alongside the eye of the bridge in the village should help water move faster though the village and prevent the build-up of water that flowed into buildings in the summer of 2021.
"We've been clearing up vegetation downstream from the village for over a kilometre of rivers and a lot of them were subject to decades of neglect and there was no hedge cutting or anything on these rivers so we've removed a lot of dead and overhanging timber. When we had the flood event in August, the village was inundated with water so the existing bridge, the eye of the bridge, didn't have the capacity to clear the water downstrean and we're now putting a secondary pipe alongside so if we did have another freak event, that it would at least have some help alongside it to convey water and get it out of the village faster"