Arklow RNLI are pleading with walkers to keep away from the pier during the windy weather conditions.
PRO for the Arklow RNLI Mark Corcoran said “We really need people to heed all the weather warnings, it is so easy to be swept from a beach, cliff, harbour during high winds.
With the added risk from higher than normal wave heights this really makes walking in these areas very high risk.
We don’t want to go out, but we’re ready to go if needed! Let’s not spoil Xmas & New Year celebrations!”
Despite the warnings a number of people have walked the pier this afternoon(As pictured above) one onlooker described them as idiots and said “They don’t realise the danger they are putting themselves in, it is not only the waves but the power of the water carries stones and rocks, such is the force.”