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Appearing as black stones from a distance, the blobs of crude oil are soft and extremely sticky to the touch.
But despite being the result of oil leaks at sea, such tar balls are considered relatively harmless, according to the Irish Coast Guard.
The news comes less than a month after Fingal County Council warned of palm oil ‘fatbergs’ washed up on a Skerries beach.
Similar fatty deposits were found on beaches in Mayo last November.