Gardaí called after quad bikes spotted on Inch Beach

The quad bikes which were spotted on Inch beach at the weekend.
The quad bikes which were spotted on Inch beach at the weekend.

Fergus Dennehy

Gardai were called to Inch Beach over the weekend after a number of quad bikes were spotted being used along the beach. Under current Kerry County Council bye-laws, the use of the vehicles is nor permitted on the beach.

The complaint was made by a Dublin tourist who was visiting the area over the weekend; while there, he spotted the quad bikes being unloaded from a vehicle by a number of men. In a letter to The Kerryman, the Dublin visitor said that his main worry about the bikes was the potential damage that was being done to what he described as the “beautiful and delicate dune system on Inch Strand.”

"They were tearing up and down the dunes without any consideration for the delicate nature of this environment which is already being badly threatened by erosion," read the letter.

"Neither did they have consideration for the families and young children who wanted to enjoy this beautiful amenity in peace and quiet," the letter continued.

Gardaí in Dingle attended the scene and informed the men that the use of the bikes was prohibited. Gardaí said that the men were unaware of the law but were very respectful and they soon left the beach soon after this.