Further concerns over ‘devastating’ Lagg beach erosion

Donegal North East Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn and Colr Albert Doherty at Lagg Beach.
Donegal North East Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn and Colr Albert Doherty at Lagg Beach.

There have been further calls for a solution to be found to the erosion at Lagg beach, as the situation worsens.

Deputy MacLochlainn told the ‘Journal’ that an area that was once accessible by cars is now wiped away.

He and Colr Doherty both called on Donegal County Council, working in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the National Parks and Wildlife Service, to source the funding for urgent remedial works.

They added that comprehensive study will also have to be commenced with a report and recommendations for action. Deputy MacLochlainn said: “This is an immensely important amenity and while some of the coastal erosion along the strand may prove to be unstoppable for now due to tidal and sand bank changes, there are remedial engineering actions that can be undertaken at the entrance to the strand and perhaps elsewhere, if the funding can be sourced”. The ‘Journal’ contacted the Office of Public Works and Donegal County Council yesterday and asked what measures were being taken at the location but they had not responded at the time of going to press.