Calling all swimmers, paddlers, water babies and beach lovers,
In November 2019, An Bord Pleanala granted permission for a sewage pipe outlet through Baldoyle Bay. This will discharge all the nasty stuff off Irelands Eye and into the Irish Sea. It could destroy our beautiful Velvet Strand in Portmarnock, recently awarded both a Blue and Green flag and one of only five beaches in Ireland to receive dual status.
The output could mean we lose our Blue flag status forever. This would be a loss of an amazing amenity for us and future generations.
The High Court Judicial Review starts next month.
There has been lots of work to raise funds to oppose the plans and so far, €19k raised of the €50k required.
Portmarnock Triathlon Club needs your help to create awareness, raise funds and have some fun (all in accordance with social distancing guide lines of course!)
Come and swim with us on Portmarnock Beach on Sat 27th June; we’re hoping to swim at least 50km on the day and raise the additional €10k needed.
There is 30 minute swim slot, max of 8 swimmers per slot, from 6am to 9pm. A donation is required to swim. We will have a short course set up between the first two life guard huts on the beach. It’s approximately 300m. You chose the distance you want to swim in that 30 minute slot.
You can book a swim slot (https://portmarnock-triathlon-club.reservio.com/) donate and swim a distance of your choice. Every metre and penny counts!!
We are also organising a beach clean the same on day, so if swimming isn't your thing, stick on the marigolds, grab a bag and help protect what we have. If that's still not your thing please donate :)
All funds raised will be donated to the Judicial review.
For more information on the Judicial review please see http://www.solutionnotpollution.com/
Whether you swim 5m or 5km, we need 10K, to help save the Bay
Book your swim: https://portmarnock-triathlon-club.reservio.com/
- louise mcevoy
- Les Williams
- Una Dowling