The Chief Medical Officer has called on people to obey travel restrictions and stay at home.
Dr. Tony Holohan’s call comes amid fears that some holiday home owners are traveling to other parts of the country ahead of the Easter weekend.
Guards carrying out regular road checks around Conamara (Connemara) say they have noticed an increase in the number of longer trips.
Local representatives there have urged people to comply with applicable guidelines on self-isolation and social distance.
Board member Fianna Fáil Gerry King said the area was famous for the welcome given to visitors, but now it was time for people to follow public health advice and work to slow the spread of Covid-19.
These sentiments were echoed by Terence O’Toole, from the Tourism Tourism Network Connemara & Aran Islands.
He said he hoped the sector would begin to see a return to normality in the coming weeks.
For now, Mr O’Toole said people should “retreat” and avoid holidays until travel restrictions are lifted.
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