A beach that was swept away more than 30 years ago from a remote island off the west coast of Ireland has reappeared after thousands of tons of sand were deposited on top of the rocky coastline.
The 300 meter beach near the tiny village of Dooagh on Achill Island vanished in 1984 when storms stripped it of its sand, leaving nothing more than a series of rock pools.
But after high spring tides last month, locals found that the Atlantic Ocean had returned the sand.
"It’s enormously significant," Sean Molloy of Achill’s tourism office told the Irish Times newspaper, recalling how the popular beach once sustained four hotels and a number of guesthouses on the west coast of the island of 2,600 people.
The island, the largest off the coast of Ireland, forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way, a tourist trail stretching from the south of the country to the north-west that has benefited from a tourist boom in the European Union’s fastest-growing economy. (Reuters)
deposit：名詞，指存款、保證金、沉澱物、寄存品；動詞，指儲蓄、寄放、安置、沉澱、付保證金。例句：I’ve put down a 5% deposit on the house.（我已為這房子付了5%訂金。）
trail：動詞，指跟蹤、拖曳而行、蔓生、輸了比賽；名詞，指足跡、一縷。例句：She left a trail of clues at the scenes of her crimes.（她犯罪後在現場留下了蛛絲馬跡。）
boom：動詞，指發出低沉回響、快速發展、暴漲；名詞，指隆隆聲、繁榮、激增。例句：He was born during the postwar baby boom.（他生於戰後嬰兒潮。）