A local man, who asked not to be named, spoke to The Avondhu this week regarding a number of cars that were recently discovered in the Blackwater River, claiming that the cars were used to fortify the banks of the river some fifty or sixty years ago.

The West-Waterford local stated that the area, some four miles from Cappoquin near Dromana Gate was a flood plain and every year, land along the Blackwater would be ‘destroyed’ because of flooding.

“I remember one field with over fifty cars in it to go into the river bank. There were Fords and Opels, but they weren’t like the modern cars.

“They had done it umpteen times and when the flood came along, the bodies of the cars held the bank together,” the man said.

A spokesperson for Waterford City and County Council confirmed …

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