More storm damage in Doonbeg

More storm damage in Doonbeg
More storm damage has been caused to the dunes in Doonbeg. Picture via Claire Gallagher @galocon  

More storm damage has been caused to the dunes in Doonbeg. Picture via Claire Gallagher @galocon

 

January has not be a good month for Co Clare and following the storm damage to Lahinch and Doonbeg in early January, more terrain was lost to the sea on Saturday night.

According to one local consulted on Sunday, "there are a few metres gone", which when added to the few metres that disappeared in two storm surges in early January, is not good news for the course built by Greg Norman.

The resort went into receivership shortly afterwards, which while not good news, is not the end of the world. Just over a fortnight ago, the resort's general manager Joe Russell told The Clare Champion that the receivers, Ernst and Young (EY), had received six enquiries from potential buyers and expected a sale within six weeks.

The course is next to Doughmore Beach and the club revealed after the January storms that the 18th fairway was now "10 to 15% smaller" due to erosion.