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Birr beach a runaway success

Monday, 7th July, 2014 10:01am

Story by Laura Ryder
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Birr beach a runaway success

The scene at Birr beach last Saturday

Birr beach a runaway success

The scene at Birr beach last Saturday

Birr might usually be miles from a beach, but Tesco Ireland changed all that with a one-day beach in Camcor Park last Saturday, July 5.

The novel temporary feature in the town included pony rides, sand castles and a free barbecue.

The "beach" took over 100 tonnes of sand  to achieve, but none of that has been wasted as it's all being donated to local sports clubs.

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