Concerns over street drinking in Letterkenny

by Louise Doyle

CONCERNS have been raised about increasing incidents of people drinking on the streets of Letterkenny.

Gardaí in Letterkenny have stressed that there is bye law in place prohibiting people from drinking on the streets. They have called on anyone who witnesses such incidents to contact them.


It comes amid mounting concerns expressed locally that people are using public seats in the Letterkenny area, in particular along the Pearse Road, as drinking spots.

One person told of how when out on their usual walk along the Ballyraine Road they encountered a group of men with bottles in hand. The person, who was on their own at the time, became concerned.

“They were shouting abuse at everyone who passed. I was alone but luckily I saw a man with a dog and followed up close to him, so I could shout if something happened.”

A garda spokesperson said drinking on the streets is not permitted.

“You cannot drink on the streets of Letterkenny as there is a bye law in place that prohibits it.

“Should anybody come across street drinking in Letterkenny or abusive behaviour in Letterkenny or at any location we advise them to contact Letterkenny Garda Station immediately on (074) 9167100 or their local Station and report the matter.”

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