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Written by Anne Lucey, Irish Times   
Saturday, 07 May 2011

TWO YEARS after the sand spit in Rossbeigh strand split and a new island was created in Dingle Bay, the natural erosion of the blue flag beach is continuing.

That is according to a detailed report prepared by Kerry County Council.

Millions of tonnes of sand have been washed away since mid-December 2008 – and the council says there is no ready remedy.

As well as a leisure area, the spit is an important wintering ground for Brent geese and other fowl as it contains a rare sand dune system. It holds a place in Irish legend as the strand from which Oisín is reputed to have left for Tír na nog.

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