Dramatic video footage of last night’s explosion at Doolin Pier has emerged. A series of controlled explosions have been underway at the pier since Wednesday, June 25, with an exclusion zone in place around Doolin on a number of occasions over the past five weeks.
The blasting, which is being carried out by Clare contractors, L&M Keating Ltd, is being undertaken to clear the way for the construction of a new pier at the site. Controlled explosions had been scheduled to take place on a number of occasion throughout June, but had to be delayed numerous times because of poor weather conditions.
Members of the Clare based, Irish Whale and Dolphin [IWDG] have been in the area during each underwater explosion to insure that no sea mammals are hurt during the blasting.
With Dusty the Doolin dolphin basing herself on the Aran Islands for the last number of months and a 30 minute time exclusion in place between any mammal sighting and an explosion taking place – no dolphin injuries have yet been recorded.
The video was taken by the good people over at www.visitdoolin.ie.

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