Large crowds at Wexford beaches today

By Dan Walsh

Reports from Council Beach Staff indicate that there have been significant crowds at main beaches such as Ballymoney, Courtown, Morriscastle, Rosslare Strand, Strand Courtown, Duncannon and over 5,000 at Curracloe.


Wexford County Council appeals to Wexford residents and visitors to refrain from visiting the main beaches if possible. The number of COVID-19 cases nationally is increasing and the crowds on the beaches are making social distancing impossible.

In a statement issued this afternoon, Wexford County Council said; “We do not want to have a second all out lockdown in Co. Wexford, that prospect is something everyone wants to avoid. So, the message is enjoy the sunshine, stay safe, but stay away from the beaches today (Sunday) if possible.” Council staff will liaise with Gardai and may have to shut down access to the beaches if people do not take cognisance of the delicate situation that exists.

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