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Other Coastlines - Rossbeigh Strand
Written by Kevin Hughes, The Kerryman   
Friday, 16 January 2015

Over five million tonnes of sand lost at mid kerry beach in five years

Erosion at Rossbeigh beach, this photograph was taken soon after the first breach back in December 2008 by David Marmion.

ALMOST five years after fragile dunes were washed into the Atlantic at Rossbeigh Beach, data is still being collected to find out exactly how the collapse occurred and whether a solution can be found to prevent further erosion.

"I'm confident the channel has shifted and moved to the top end of Rossbeigh"

Over five million tonnes of sand have already been lost at the blue flag beach and dunes continue to disappear at an alarming rate. The breach has also left coastal communities, once protected by the spit, dangerously exposed to potential flooding, while conditions underfoot at the northern end of the beach are increasingly treacherous.

The issue was raised at Friday's Killorglin area meeting where local residents repeated their call for action to save the remaining sand dunes.

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