« BackClaim coastal erosion could render Maharees “an island”

Storm damage wrought on Maharees could result in the West Kerry coastal village becoming an island.

That’s according to Dingle Councillor Seamus Cosaí Fitzgerald who is calling on the council to expediate the process to carry out urgent works in the area.

Storm waves

Funding of €500,000 was previously sought by Kerry County Council from the OPW storm fund in 2014 for repairs at Kilshannig.

Up to 200 local residents attended a meeting last weekend outlining the challenges facing the area from coastal erosion.

Cllr Seamus Cosai Fitzgerald

Cllr Cosaí Fitzgerald says residents in Maharees are now at their wits end: