The future of Inchydoney will be the topic of a public Zoom meeting on Thursday December 3, hosted by Cork South West TD Christopher O’Sullivan.
The public meeting has two purposes:
1. To discuss development of a safe pedestrian access from Clonakilty to Inchydoney.2. Save the Inchydoney dune system using nature-lead solutions.
Deputy O’Sullivan said both issues are of vital importance to the future of Inchydoney as a local and tourist recreational site.
“In relation to the Dune system, it’s been very apparent there’s been an unusually accelerated loss of the Dune system in Inchydoney,” Deputy O’Sullivan said.
“Clearly, although dunes are susceptible to winds and waves, this loss of dunes has to be related to human activity. Therefore, I think we need to intervene to save this incredible feature of our landscape and ecosystem.
“West Cork also received very little funding in the last tranche of greenway funds, and it’s because we have no shovel-ready projects. For more than a decade people have been talking about a greenway or pedestrian access between Clonakilty and Inchydoney, but we’re no closer to making this happen.
“I believe a dedicated group is vital to get the project to a shovel ready stage so that when funding becomes available we can make it happen.
The first meeting on December 3 will be an initial discussion around the pedestrian walkway and the dunes, with the aim of establishing two separate working groups to work with the local authority and state agents to deliver solutions to both issues.
You are invited to please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN: Thursday, December 3 at 7.30pm