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Quin Abbey gets ‘terrible’ rating

QUIN Abbey has come in for a “Terrible” rating on Trip Advisor after a visitor was appalled by the behaviour of youths who were loitering at the popular tourist attraction.
The tourist posted the review on June 25 on Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel site, which reaches nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors and spans 42 countries.
The post outlined that while visiting the abbey, the lady and her children were approached by five youths “who verbally abused us and made very intimidating actions”.
“When we ignored them and walked away the “mother” who was me was again verbally abused and when I looked them in the eye one pulled down his trousers and showed me his bottom. My daughter was crying at this stage. I was then called a nasty word and given the finger. When we got to the car I thought one was going to kick it. Will never visit Quin again. It’s a pity cos (sic.) the Abbey looked lovely,” she said.
The actions which prompted the review have been viewed upon in a very serious light by locals and Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Timmy Dooley has said he is “hopeful that this is an isolated incident”.
“On foot of the representations made to me I’ve contacted the local gardaí and they have undertaken to address the matter with immediate effect,” he said.
Superintendent Derek Smart of the Ennis Garda District has said the matter has been reported to the gardaí and they are currently “following a definite line of inquiry”.
Locals maintain that this is not an isolated incident and youths are loitering in the area of the abbey on almost a daily basis.

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