Following the recent erection of temporary barriers at Dollymount Beach, there has been much communication and activity to try to understand the background and reasons for the current vehicle restrictions.
We have sent a letter to Dublin City Council, local councillors and An Garda Síochána requesting information on the reasons for closure and the longer term plans for vehicular access to Dollymount.
As a result, the IKSA met directly with Dublin City Council staff on Friday, June 11th 2014, to discuss this topic.
We learned that the temporary barriers at both ends of the beach will remain and plans are to be put in place to erect more permanent structures at the Causeway Entrance, while further discussions will take place with regards to access at the Wooden Bridge.
DCC, with input from the IKSA, will issue an official statement to members in the coming week to communicate the events leading up to these restrictions, the reasons for the closure and what future plans for vehicular access are.
Following a Local Area Council meeting on July 21st we have received the following responses from a couple of councillors who attended and brought the topic up on the behalf of the kitesurfing community and other interested parties: