A golf links which hosted the the Irish Open in 2018 is one of a number of amenities on the Inishowen Peninsula that faces threat from coastal erosion.
As RTÉ News reports, local communities fear that it may only take a few more storms before the likes of the popular Ballyliffin course suffer the same fate as an adjacent 3km walkway on Pollan Strand — which was lost after up to 50 metres of beach were eroded.
A local authority report commissioned four years ago on five site of concern recommended ongoing monitoring of the situation and “no active intervention”.
There's anger in Inishowen in Donegal after a report on coastal erosion recommended no active intervention at Ballyliffin golf club, a historic church and a number of beaches. Locals say the amenities are under threat and action is needed before they are lost pic.twitter.com/vbiitbbwFb— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 2, 2020
But local campaigners fear that without concrete action, they could lose valuable assets of their coastal communities forever.
RTÉ News has more on the story HERE.