The beach is back.

An Irish community is celebrating tides that have returned tons of sand and shells in recent weeks to Achill Island’s Dooagh beach, which was washed away by storms 33 years ago.

It’s enormously significant, Sean Molloy of Achill Tourism told the Irish Times. He said the beach was once a destination with hotels and guest houses… until the storms hit in the summer of 1984.

The return of the beach has made Dooagh an instant tourist destination.

“Yesterday we had gridlock here in the village with cars and campervans and people coming…