One of the finest natural amenities in the country has been the subject of controversy because of the difficult or indeed, lack of access over the years.
Tullan Strand in Bundoran is regarded as one of the finest beaches in the country and is one of the most popular destinations for a host of activities including walking, surfing, horse - riding and general beach activities.
The access to the beach has always been regarded as “unsafe” but this was excaberated earlier this year when the storms practically destroyed the roadway leading to the beach.
Last week a number of local residents and businesses got together and decided to rectify the situation for themselves and restored access to one of Bundoran’s finest tourist products.
Daimon Fergus told the Donegal Democrat, “This is one of Bundoran’s greatest assets and with the tourist season now on top of us this couldn’t be left the way it was. It is an essential part of Bundoran’s tourism product.
“I am aware that both the Town Council and the County Council are doing there best to have the matter sorted and we appreciate that but this is just something that cannot wait.
“This has cost us up on €4,000 of our own money but its for the overall good of the town and it is worth every penny of it.
“We have made the beach accessible now but would still urge people to exercise car when using the walkway.”
Commenting on the work at this week’s Town Council meeting in Bundoran Cllr. Sean McEniff said, “I would have to give full marks to these lads for taking the initiative and digging into their own pockets. I will now make a personal contribution of €1,000 to this project and will organise a similar amount from another business in the town - Bundoran simply cannot be left without one of it’s greatest amenities for the Summer season.”