Irish Open at Ballyliffin could be under threat because of coastal erosion

ballyliffingcA Donegal County Cllr has claimed that the county could lose out on hosting the Irish Open because of coastal erosion.

Currently the 14th hole of Ballyliffin Golf Club is only a metre away from being taken away by the sea.

The club want to carry out work to stop the erosion, but this is being stopped by The National Park and Wildlife Service. Any work that is carried out without their permission would result in legal proceedings.

Recently Ballyliffin Golf Club have been exploring the notion of bidding to host the Irish Open in 2019, and Cllr Martin McDermott says if the coastal erosion issue isn't dealt with, then Co Donegal could lose: