‘Stay safe, stay at home’ – Wicklow Council confirms closure of local beauty spots and public facilities over bank holiday weekend
Wicklow County Council has urged the public to stay away from local beauty spots and public facilities over the East Bank Holiday weekend.
The council also urged people to adhere to national restrictions on public movement and to maintain physical distancing to combat the spread of Covid-19.
The County Wicklow Community Call helpline service will continue to operate over the Easter weekend from 8am to 8pm. You can call freephone 1800 868 399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and trained staff will be on hand to assist your queries.
The following public car parks remain closed over the bank holiday weekend:
- Upper car park at Glendalough
- South Beach car park, Mill Road Greystones
- Park and Ride, Woodlands Avenue, Greystones (weekends)
- Trafalgar Road, car park, Greystones (weekends)
- La Touche Road car park, Greystones (weekends)
- Harbour/Marina public car park, Greystones
- Bray Head car park
- Brittas Bay car parks north and south
- Sugar loaf car park
- Seaview Avenue car park, Arklow
- South Beach car park Arklow
- The Cove car park Arklow
Meanwhile, parking restrictions will be in place at:
- Bellevue Hill, at Kindlestown Woods entrance, Greystones
- Sea Road, Kilcoole, at Kilcoole train station Road, Newcastle, at the beach railway level crossing access
- Magheramore Beach Wicklow
- Sallygap Wicklow
The following recreational and other facilities are also closed:
- All Wicklow County Council playgrounds
- Outdoor gyms
- Glen Beach Cliff Walk to Wicklow Head
- Dr. Ryan Park, Kindlestown, Greystones
- The Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones/Greystones to Bray
- Food Kiosks Bray Seafront
- Public toilets at Bray Seafront.
Recycling facilities at Bray, Wicklow, Arklow, Avoca and Rampere remain open Good Friday, Easter Saturday and from Tuesday onwards.
A local authority spokesperson said: “The Council regrets the closures of these facilities and has taken this action, in consultation with An Garda Siochana, to support national public restriction on movement and physical distancing requirements. Stay at home and stay safe. If you must go outdoors this weekend, stay within 2kms of home, do not meet in groups and keep to the 2m physical distance.”
Further information and updates will be posted on the Council’s website http://www.Wicklow.ie.