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24 May 2022

WATCH: Update on storm damage at scenic Killahoey beach

Barbecue benches installed at popular beach

Sand being swept up the beaches and into carparks and under dunes is an issue from Muff to Killybegs says a councillor following three storms that hit the coast earlier this year. 

Councillor Michael McClafferty welcomed the installation of two benches by Harkin Plant hire on behalf of Donegal County Council, in recent weeks. He also thanked the enviromental section of Donegal County Council who secured funding for the 2 benches at Killahoey beach. He added that 3 more benches are pledged for Drimnatinney Beach in Falcarragh over the coming weeks.

He asked people to note that the new hot plate feature clearly is marked BBQ for hot plates and hot items to save the benches from getting destroyed.

"In relation to the depth of sand washed blown in to the carpark, this is a problem right along our coast from Muff to Killybegs damage of some sort has been caused from life rings and holders being damaged washed away to serious damage over at Arranmore Pier. Our coast took quite a beating in recent weeks," the independent councillor said. 

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