Plans revealed for re-opening of well-known quarry on Longford-Cavan border

There are plans to reopen and extend a quarry on the Cavan-Longford border.

However, the plans are being met with opposition from some in the region.

This quarry, in the Mullaghoran and Lisnatinny areas of Kilcogy, had previously operated in the 1980s.

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Seán Harton lodged an application with Cavan County Council recently to reopen the facility and extend it.

He’s applied to use blasting and hammering techniques to extract rock at the site, as well as onsite processing to crush and screen materials.

The application also lists associated works, including a new access road from the R394, site office, weighbridge and settlement pond.

Cavan County Council is due to make a decision on the application by the middle of April.

However, some in the area are opposed to the plans.

The Mullaghoran Action Group says the quarry, which is situated behind Mullaghoran Church, is too close to houses and the local school, with claims buildings were damaged when the quarry was previously operational, among other issues.]