East Cork beach reopens to the public following lengthy closure

East Cork beach reopens to the public following lengthy closure

Ballybrannigan Beach in East cork. Pic James Murphy

East Cork has a new beach to visit after Ballybrannigan Beach has been given the all-clear to reopen to the public, ahead of a substantially sunny weekend.

Following a rainy few days the week looks set to end on a high with clear skies predicted for Saturday with some sun, although temperatures look likely to peak at 15 degrees.

The beach, located between Ballycotton and Roches Point has been closed almost four years due to concerns regarding a cliff that had eroded badly following a storm.

On Monday at County Hall, Senior Manager at Water Services Kevin Costello confirmed that the works were now complete and the beach reopened.

Along with stabilising the cliff face, the council also repaired the existing beach access structure and upgraded access to the car park.

Mr Costello said there was just one commemorative plaque to go up and that is being arranged.

The works cost a total of €176,957.06 and were originally included in the quarter four programme of works for 2018.

The beach is quite popular with locals and the reopening of the amenity is sure to be met positively by the local community along with day trippers and tourists.

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