July 18, 2024

Take a hike: Kilkenny gardai send walkers packing from local beauty spot

Local gardai had to send a group of hikers home after they came across several vehicles parked at a local beauty spot that were registered outside of the 5km zone.

The vehicles were clocked at the popular riverside walkway in St Mullins yesterday.

A local Garda spokesperson said: “We would like to remind people to continue to adhere to the 5km exercise rule. Gardaí in Graiguenamanagh were monitoring the number of vehicles in beautiful St Mullins yesterday where numerous vehicles were registered outside the 5km distance.

“A number of walkers were also sent home as they were exercising outside their permitted area. Gardaí will continue to monitor vehicles and persons in the area who are breaching the 5km rule and engage, educate and encourage people to adhere to the restrictions.”

Gardai stressed the current phase of Covid-19 restrictions is “critical for our country”, adding: “There has been a high compliance to date and this has contributed to the country moving to this new phase and we want to thank the public for that compliance, but compliance with the update guidelines must be maintained.”

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