Dooagh

  • The army bomb disposal unit were called to deal with a suspected viable explosive device on Dooagh beach in Achill last night.

    Gardaí were alerted when a walker spotted the suspicious device shortly after 9pm last night. The area was sealed off overnight by several units of the Achill coast guard until the bomb disposal unit arrived.

    The army bomb disposal unit from Athlone arrived on the scene at around 5am. this morning and removed the object from the beach.

    It has since been confirmed that the device was a marine flare. After being assessed it was removed for destruction.

  • A beach on Achill Island in County Mayo has disappeared again after it reappeared in 2017.

    Dooagh beach was gone for more than 30 years when it came back to life in April 2017.

    The reappearance of the beach was covered international by news outlets and increased tourism and employment on the island.

    However, recent storms this winter have washed the sand away again leaving only rocks and boulders.

  • Gardai are investigating a burglary to a car which was parked in Dooagh, Achill on Saturday night.

    It’s understood a French Couple were camping when the back windscreen of their car was smashed and one of their tyres were slashed.

    A significant amount of valuable items were taken including, two ipads, a laptop, mobile phone, sat-nav, and a suitcase containing clothes.

    Anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the Achill area on Saturday night is asked to contact Achill Gardai on 098-20830.

    Gardai are reminding the general public to ensure they have no valuable items left unattended in their cars.