A decision to close the popular west of Ireland swimming spot was made after large crowds gathered in the area over the weekend.
Galway City Council announced that they'd be closing Blackrock Diving Tower until further notice yesterday. Effective immediately, the decision was reached after consultation between city officials and the Gardaí in Salthill.
Closing the facility "for the foreseeable future", authorities decided to do so due to concerns over social distancing after large crowds at the beach over the weekend. However, it seems that the closure was short-lived as Galway City Council has since announced that the popular swimming spot has reopened once again.
Updating the public on the situation, authorities tweeted to say that Blackrock Diving Tower would be back in service as of this morning. Asking the public to adhere to public health guidelines when using the area, a message shared by the council yesterday evening reads:
"Galway City Council asks that all users of the tower adhere to social distancing guidelines. The situation will be monitored in the coming days & access to the tower may be closed again should the need arise."
Blackrock Diving Tower will re-open from tomorrow morning.
Galway City Council asks that all users of the tower adhere to social distancing guidelines. The situation will be monitored in the coming days & access to the the tower may be closed again should the need arise. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/RJFdjvMPO5
— Galway City Council (@GalwayCityCo) August 11, 2020
A follow-up tweet said that measures may be introduced at other beaches and amenity facilities should the need arise.
Suit up, swimmers.