Another vanished beach in Ireland reappears – Ashleam Bay

Ashleam Bay, County Mayo [image credit: discover Mayo]

Loads of free publicity for the local tourist industry. How many vanished beaches can there be?

Another vanished beach has just appeared on Achill Island, reports IrishCentral. Dooagh Beach’s re-emergence led to worldwide attention and now Ashleam Bay has a sandy strand too.

The County Mayo island on the Wild Atlantic Way made international headlines back in May after the sea retreated to reveal the pristine sandy white Dooagh Beach that locals had not seen for 33 years.

12 television crews made the trip out to Ireland’s largest offshore island and an estimated 1.16 billion people read about the story online.

Now, a similar phenomenon has happened at Ashleam Bay, where the Atlantic usually crashes against hard rocks and pebbles, but is now lapping up against soft, wet sand.

Local man Malcolm Cooney visits the cove every day and said, “Folklore says the sand comes in once every seven years, it has been roughly 12 years since it was last in.

“The last time the sand was in, it only lasted a year. And before that the last time the sand was in was many, many years.

“I was a young child and it just created some great memories. And I was always bringing down my own children and they’ve never seen the sand. I’m looking forward to them having the same memories as I have growing up.”

Continued here.

via Tallbloke’s Talkshop

November 21, 2017 at 09:03AM

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