Leaving Cert students are being warned that an event being promoted on social media for a results night festival in Marlay Park in Dublin is a scam.

The event is being advertised for 17 August for the southside park, which recently hosted the Longitude Festival.

According to local Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond the event has attracted 2,700 interested attendees on social media.

He said: "It appears to be a very legitimate and professionally organised event. However, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has neither received any applications to stage such a festival, nor has it granted a licence for one.

"This event is a straight up scam, looking to extort money out of young festival goers who associate Marlay Park with existing, legitimate concerts that are very popular and bring great excitement to the area in July", he said.

Mr Richmond said he has reported the event to gardaí and he warned any would-be festival goers and parents and guardians that this is a scam.

"Do not pay for tickets and do not show up to Marlay Park on the 17th August expecting a festival," he said.

In a statement this afternoon, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said it had become aware some social media sites were advertising a Leaving Cert festival in Marlay Park.

The Council said it "has not given, nor will be giving, any authorisation or licence for such events in any of its parks."