Crab Island under threat


Crab Island – worth protecting. Photo by Mickey Smith

Irish gems, Crab Island and Doolin Point in County Clare have come into the sites of developers planning a harbour and jetty. Local surfers and over 2000 others have expressed their concern that the development will damage the waves by causing backwash, and that the harbor will put them at risk from ferries.

These really are world class waves, so it would be crazy for the authorities to allow them to be destroyed.
If you want to add your voice, head here and sign the petition:
http://www.petitiononline.com/Doolin10/petition.html


Plan of the area, with future harbour development.


Doolin by KrisD

  1. Iaian Daly

    I guess it’s important to do a comprehansive assessment that there will be no risk of impact to the wave. You couldn’t build a wave of this quality for millions which is what some people are spending in other parts of the world on building waves.

  2. SinGas

    Does this naturally beautiful part of Ireland ‘need’ income from marina developments!? If local governments stopped to think for a while they’d realise that the more rural undeveloped areas around the world are what really pull in the right kind of bucks from the right type of tourist. We need to nurture the sustainable income from folk that appreciate the best things in life…which are of course, free (and cheap & easy to maintain). No petrol heads thanks…no marina/harbour development thanks.

  3. michael oblowitz

    it is a great tragedy that developers feel the need to hack away at the natural landscape to create concrete havens for the idiot superclass…

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