Wicklow Uplands Council report that 7 cars had the windows smashed while visitors went walking in the Wicklow Mountains today.
The incident took place between 11 am and 12 pm at the Shay Elliott car-park which is located at the top of the hill between Glenmalure and Laragh.
A spokesperson with the Uplands Council told Wicklownews.net “It was a friends and family group out doing a birthday walk, it should have been a lovely day for them all but turned into a nightmare. The group included some international visitors too, not the image we want to project.”
“Gardai were unable to attend the incident, though a car had been dispatched but had to divert to a fire in Arklow.”
” We are pleading with visitors and hill walkers not leave any valuables in cars, if possible leave a person to watch the cars and report all these incidences to the Gardaí.”