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Cork County Council announce closure of beachside car parks ahead of Easter weekend

Cork County Council has announced the closure of car parks at fourteen beachside locations in Cork county.

Chief Executive Tim Lucey said the decision was made bearing in mind the 2km travel restriction, the impact on resources in terms of monitoring beach use and the Easter weekend and improving weather conditions.

The beachside car parks that are to close include: Youghal beach, Claycastle beach, Garryvoe beach, Ballycotton Cliff Walk, Fountainstow, Garrylucas, Barleycove, Garnish, Tragumna, Lough Hyne, The Warren, Inchydoney, Owenahincha, and Long Strand.

It comes as holiday makers continue to travel to Cork’s coastal areas despite restrictions put in place by the government.

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris today announced that people staying in their holiday homes will need to remain there for the duration of the Covid-19 restrictions.

New regulations signed by Minister for Health Simon Harris will see those found disregarding the 2km radius travel restrictions fined or imprisoned Those caught travelling without an essential reason or those exercising more than 2km from their homes can be given a fine of up to €2,500 or a prison sentence of up to six months.

From EchoLive