Update: Daytrippers stuck in long tailback between Bandon and Innishannon

Update: Daytrippers stuck in long tailback between Bandon and Innishannon
Garretstown, West Cork, Ireland.

Update: There are tailbacks and traffic delays around Cork this evening, with one queue between Bandon and Innishannon stretching for several kilometres. 

The excessive delays are thought to be caused by daytrippers visiting beaches and beauty spots across Cork county.

Earlier: People on day trips to Cork beaches and beauty spots to make the most of the sun are being warned they face delays as large tailbacks are being reported in East and West Cork.

Traffic is said to be slow heading into Castlemartyr in both directions, as well as approaching Killeagh.

In West Cork, there is a queue heading into Kinsale from the city direction, along the R600 and within the town itself, Pier Road is reportedly very busy.

Ballinspittle into Garretstown Beach is another very busy location this evening with a lot of traffic complaints and there are reports of a 6km tailback from Bandon to Innishannon.

At Mizen Head, Gardai have advised people to keep away from Barleycove Beach which is extremely busy.

Speaking to The Echo, Kinsale Councillor Marie O’Sullivan said it was great for the local businesses to be getting much-needed trade, but said it was up to everyone individually to ensure social distancing and safe practice.

“It’s hard to police when the weather is good and everyone wants to be out and about, but I think everyone is doing their best and the local businesses appreciate the trade.”

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