Irish beach makes miraculous return

Irish beach makes miraculous return

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Dooagh Strand on Achill Island waswashed away in a freak storm back in the 80s, but overnight it has returned in all its glory.


Dooagh Beach on Achill Island was washed away by storms back in 1984, leaving behind nothing but a series of rock pools. However, a freak tide a couple of weeks ago saw the beautiful, sandy beach reappear as if by magic.
 
Locals expressed their delight at the return of the old 300-metre stretch of golden sand. Speaking to the Guardian, local restauranteur, Alan Gielty, explained that the reformed beach is great for business: “We have a beautiful little village as it is, but it is great to look out and see this beautiful beach instead of just rocks,” he said. “Since people have seen the news of the beach, we have had plenty more visitors from the middle of the country.”

It is thought that the cold snap over Easter, coupled with a northerly wind transported the sand from elsewhere. With five blue flag beaches on Achill Island, we have no doubt that locals are hoping there will be a sixth in the not too distant future. 

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