Sinn Féin MLA Emma Rogan has appealed to youths gathering in and around St Patrick’s grave in Downpatrick to desist and respect the local attraction.
The South Down MLA said:
“For a number of weeks a number of youths have been gathering in and around St Patrick’s Grave area.
“A number of constituents have raised the issue with me and stated that this may be off putting to tourists visiting.
“I would appeal to those involved in this activity to desist and respect the local attraction.
“We are only a number of days away from celebrating St Patrick’s week and this attraction helps to bring a large number of tourists to the area.
“I would call on parents to be aware of where their children are and help Downpatrick to put its best foot forward during the St Patrick’s celebrations.”