Sligo, Ireland

Lead: IT Sligo

Context

Major regional urban centre, with a working harbour, the county town of County Sligo, has a population of approximately 65,500 inhabitants and 190km of coastal length​.

Historic, cultural, commercial, industrial, retail and service center of regional importance in the North West of Ireland. Served by rail, port and road links. Tourism is a very important industry, with many visitors to the coast & mountains, as well as various areas of archeological importance.

The Sligo CCLL will focus on three areas: 

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Streedagh Beach

Streedagh beach is a 3km long sandy beach located on the north western shore of a sandbar in north county Sligo, close to the village of Grange.

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Dunmoran Strand

Dunmoran Strand is a 3 km long sandy beach, with a significant dune habitat, set in a rural location close to the village of Easkey, in Co. Sligo.

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Enniscrone

Enniscrone is home to a 5 km long sandy beach & extensive dune system, adjacent to a busy seaside town at the western end of Co. Sligo.

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Challenges and risks

  • Potential storm surge
  • Coastal flooding and erosion
  • Dune erosion
  • Sligo coastal archaeological sites are vulnerable to coastal erosion
  • Heritage venues were closed due to flooding and archaeological sites were washed away entirely and lost forever
  • Risks to tourism and beaches

Planned Ecosystem Based Approaches (EBAs)

  • Establishment of vegetated buffer areas in dune systems as hybrid NBS
  • Testing buffer zones with several vegetated areas
  • Testing several coastal protection bioengineering solutions
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GDANSK
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PIRAN
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SAMSUN
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MASSA
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