Galway City Council has closed Blackrock Diving Tower until further notice after large crowds gathered in Salthill over the weekend.
A popular swimming spot with both locals and visitors to the area, Galway City Council has made the decision to close Blackrock Diving Tower to the public until further notice. Putting the decision down to concerns over social distancing, it comes after large crowds gathered at the beach over the weekend.
A message tweeted by Galway City Council reads:
"Due to large crowds gathering and issues with maintaining social distancing, Blackrock Diving Tower has been closed this morning until further notice."
Due to large crowds gathering and issues with maintaining social distancing, Blackrock Diving Tower has been closed this morning until further notice. pic.twitter.com/OXUi9fQjBL
— Galway City Council (@GalwayCityCo) August 11, 2020
Brought into effect earlier this afternoon, Galway Bay FM reports that the decision follows a consultation between city officials and the Gardaí in Salthill. Gary McMahon, a spokesperson for Galway City Council, has said that the facility will remain closed for the foreseeable future with the decision being reevaluated on an ongoing basis.