Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

July 2009

GLEN­DALOUGH has be­come more of a grid­locked Glenda-block on re­cent sunny week­ends, with many peo­ple ‘trapped’ in their cars try­ing to find places to park.

Among those strug­gling with the traf­fic jams on her fre­quent vis­its to Glen­dalough is Tara O’Grady, owner of Diva restau­rant in Grey­stones,

Tara trav­els to the county’s beauty spot al­most daily and said that the good weather, while very wel­come, has caused chaotic con­di­tions for tourists over the last num­ber of week­ends.

‘Last week I got there at 9 a.m. and when I came out at mid­day, Miner’s Road was blocked.’

She added that the car-park was full and ve­hi­cles couldn’t turn around. ‘No­body in the line of cars knew if they would even get in,’ she said. ‘There were lots of chil­dren in the cars. On a sunny day you simply can’t get in. If I went to Wales or some­where I would ex­pect to be able to get in to see a place like Glen­dalough.’

Back at the vil­lage, she said, the cars were parked on both sides of the street. It took her al­most an hour and a half to get from Glen­dalough to Laragh.

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