GARDAI were forced to shut down a massive outdoor party in Kilkee, Co. Clare over the weekend in which hundreds of young people attended.
Footage has been circulating online showing dozens upon dozens of people cramped together on Saturday night, failing to adhere to Covid-19 social distancing rules.
The giant party lasted until around 3am according to locals, and it's understood that as many as nine people were arrested.
A local councillor blasted what he described as "truly shocking" behaviour following news of the party.
Fianna Fáil's Cillian Murphy said he had been living in the town for over 30 years and "cannot ever remember this sort of behaviour on anything like this scale before".
Does the rules apply to some and not others? Absolutely disgraceful to see the scenes in #kilkee beach tonight and this isnt the first of it. Its no wonder cases are on the rise again with this nonsense going on and it isnt just at night either . pic.twitter.com/TUKgy960Jr
— laura fennell (@laurafennell2) August 2, 2020
"If you are in Kilkee, the parents of a teenager and didn't know where they were last night, then this post is for you," he wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
"I have been up since 6.30 this morning dealing with the consequences of last night's "event", helping our ground crew pick up the litter, smashed glass, tidying up the vandalised shelters etc.
"By 8am, they had the worst of it sorted but it really had to be seen to be believed.
"I have seen a number of videos from last night posted publicly on other social media feeds and the behaviour on display is truly shocking."
He went on to stress that it was more important than ever for parents to know where their children are, particularly during times of lockdown.
If you are in Kilkee, the parents of a teenager and didn’t know where they were last night, then this post is for you. pic.twitter.com/j80IHXilFJ
— Cllr. Cillian Murphy (@Tri2bResponsibl) August 2, 2020