Extra Gardaí will be on patrol to maintain public order over the long weekend.

Members of the force will also be fining those who park illegally or in spaces reserved for drivers with disabilities.

It comes after a large number of fines were handed out to drivers who abandoned their vehicles and blocked in residents near Bettystown Beach last weekend.

Gardai are still investigating a mass brawl that happened last weekend, and on Thursday night had to deal with a brawl among teenage boys

A number of young people were said to have been involved but no injuries were reported.

Those travelling to Bettystown or Laytown beaches over the bank holiday weekend are advised of the following parking arrangements:

Coláiste na hInse – 120 free spaces – Saturday & Sunday only

Laytown Car Park – 98 free spaces

Funtasia Car Park – 184 spaces – €4 flat rate fee per day