Gardaí restricted access to Glendalough for two hours due to the volumes of traffic at the Wicklow beauty spot this afternoon.
Sharing a picture on Facebook, Gardaí Síochána Wicklow posted: 'Because of traffic volumes today, Gardaí had to restrict access to Glendalough this afternoon for two hours with traffic being denied access at the Wicklow Gap junction and Laragh.
'As a result, people decided this type of parking was a good idea in Sally Gap and Luggala. All offending cars ticketed and a tow wagon now on standby for tomorrow. This kind of parking endangers everyone by restricting the emergency services.'
The Glendalough area saw similar problems before the coronavirus lockdown, with all car parks closed on March 22 before reopening in May.