The bay is basically an isosceles triangle of base 10km.between Howth and Dalkey and height 5km.to Irishtown, giving it a total surface area of about 25sq.km.; so it is flushed out twice a day by over 150,000,000 cubic metre of fresh sea water, enough to get rid of most of the dirt we can throw at it.
'The sea,oh the sea,is gra geal mo chroi,
Long may it roll between England and me,
Its a sure guarantee that some day we'll be free,
Thank God we're surrounded by water'.
and to raise awareness of its benefits for young and old and resist all attempts to privitize any part of our coastline or pollute the sea; and maybe, once again, Ireland might have Olympian swimmers and divers.
Balscadden bay strand
strand at Howth
has been a place for fun and games with safe swimming for the Irish people since the dawn of time;
now it is almost unreachable because of the neglect of the Fingal council and the construction of an appartment blocking one of the stepways down to the strand. The other stepway is in a dilapidated condition and there is refuse of concrete and iron all over the approaches and not even one safety ring-buoy is esea.com/dublin_in_the_rare_ould_times.php">to Hell or to Connacht if we want to enjoy the sea while these latter-day Cromwells
enjoy undisturbed sea-views.
It is the duty of the local councils to reinvest some of the funds they gain directly and indirectly from sea trippers back into the seaside areas for the benefit of those visitors and provide facilities for bathers in our often inclement weather.