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The Ladies Beach in the sun of early August. Staycationers flocked to Ballybunion from July, with caravan parks reporting bustling trade. But it was not enough to undercut the impact of the lockdown

The Ladies Beach in the sun of early August. Staycationers flocked to Ballybunion from July, with caravan parks reporting bustling trade. But it was not enough to undercut the impact of the lockdown

The Ladies Beach in the sun of early August. Staycationers flocked to Ballybunion from July, with caravan parks reporting bustling trade. But it was not enough to undercut the impact of the lockdown

Ballybunion managed to claw back some of its summer trade as holiday restrictions saw staycationers flocking to to the resort in July and August.

The surge in tourists came as a welcome respite to local businesses forced to remain closed throughout Covid.

However, after four long months of closure, businesses had a steep challenge in redressing losses.