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Streaker warning for Killarney National Park

A lewd and nude man has been spotted on a number of occasions at the park, exposing himself to women.

Part of Killarney Park. The streaker was seen near the Muckross House area.
Part of Killarney Park. The streaker was seen near the Muckross House area.
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GARDAÍ IN KILLARNEY are warning members of the public that a streaker has been been spotted at the National Park in Killarney in recent days.

They have received more than four reports about the man, all from women who saw him appearing completely naked at the entrance to park, between Muckross Abbey and the areas where the jarveys normally meet.

Gardaí say that the women witnessed the man performing lewd acts in what is a very public area of the park.

He is described as being in his early 50s and is of thin build.

A spokesperson from Killarney Garda Station said that while the park had been visited by naturists in times past, this was a more worrying visit by a naked stranger.

He has been around the area for a length of time this time. We have had a number of reports over the last couple of weeks. We did have a streaker down near the cathedral about a year and a half ago.  This man hasn’t approached anybody – he is just there and then he is gone. You wonder is it a figment of your imagination but he is there long enough to perform a lewd act. He hasn’t interfered with or spoken to anybody.

Anyone who sees the man is asked to phone the local garda station on 064 663 1222 or alternatively dial 999 immediately.

Gardaí are patrolling the area but so far the man has not exposed himself to any female gardaí.

The spokesperson said that any assistance the public could give the station would very welcomed.

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht made the following statement about the streaker:

It is understood that An Garda Síochána is investigating the matter and has also increased its presence in the area. In this regard the Park Management will of course do all that is necessary to facilitate the ongoing investigations and operations of An Garda Síochána.

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