Portrane Coastal Defence - Fingal County Council

Coastal erosion is a key climate risk facing many coastal communities in Ireland. Most of the Fingal coast comprises of soft sediment such as dunes, beaches and soft cliffs, which are very vulnerable to damage by storms and rising sea levels. FCC has been actively working to address coastal erosion risk through coastal defence projects along the Fingal coast. Dealing with the erosion of the dunes and beaches at Portrane and Rush is a priority for FCC as many homes are at risk. At present, FCC is considering several options to defend the coast at Portrane and Rush, such as:

  • Beach supplementation and groynes
  • Seawalls
  • Coastal retreat
Portrane Fingal County Council