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Achill Beach Returns After More Than 30 Years

8th May 2017
Beaches usually take years to form via deposits from water currents, like Dollymount on Bull Island Beaches usually take years to form via deposits from water currents, like Dollymount on Bull Island Photo: Sarah777/Wikimedia

#CoastalNotes - A beach on Achill Island lost to storms 33 years ago has returned after a freak Easter tide.

And locals at Dooagh are celebrating the return of their 300-metre sandy strand that in more recent years has been bare rock, as the Guardian reports.

It’s believed a wintry cold snap in mid April, with winds from the north, led to the surprise sandy deposit — one that’s already boosted tourism in the area, part of the Wild Atlantic Way coastal route.

The Guardian has more on the story HERE.

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