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A sign ripped from the ground in the debris-covered car park at Doolin pier following the storm. Photograph by John Kelly.

Funding approved for Doolin coastal study

Funding has been approved for a coastal erosion and flood risk management study along a 1.5km stretch of coastline in Doolin.

Informed of the funding by Minister of State, Simon Harris, Senator Tony Mulcahy said that the study will cover the length of coastline shown from Crab Island, located south of Doolin Point, to the mouth of the River Aille.

“Doolin was badly affected by the succession of storms that battered the county during the period from late December 2013 to February 2014. The carpark area and access road to the pier were particularly badly affected. In light of the shortly to be completed €6m pier at Doolin, it is imperative that steps be now taken to minimise the risk of flood damage in the future.

Senator Tony Mulcahy has welcomed the funding.
Senator Tony Mulcahy has welcomed the funding.

“This funding announcement is particularly welcome considering it follows on foot of an announcement by Government last week of a similar coastal erosion and flood risk study for the section of coast from Quilty to Milltown Malbay with particular focus on Quilty, Spanish Point and Whitestrand. The section of coast in question, which includes Seafield, was one of the worst affected by serious tidal flooding and storm damage last year,” added Senator Mulcahy.

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