Gardaí in Co. Clare made a number of public order arrests in the seaside resort of Kilkee last night, after a large number of young people gathered for a party in the town.

Footage circulating on social media shows dozens of young people, mainly teenagers, cramped together in an event, which locals say continued until after 3 a.m.

Clare County Council’s made a near unprecedented appeal to members of the public to act responsibly, and last night’s scenes “must not” happen again tonight, in Kilkee or elsewhere.

Kilkee Councillor Cillian Murphy has told Clare FM he’s never seen anything like it in thirty years living in the town: