Weekend closure of vehicular side gates of Phoenix Park for duration of Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions

30th October, 2020

The Office of Public Works today (Friday) announced that following a request from An Garda Síochána, the perimeter side gates of the Phoenix Park will close to vehicular traffic for the next five weekends i.e. Saturdays and Sundays only. In effect, the gates will close as normal at 11pm on Fridays and reopen at 7am on the Mondays for the duration of the Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions. The decision is made in the interest of public safety for users of the Phoenix Park and will be monitored by An Garda Síochána and the OPW.

The closures will impact the following gates:

  • Ashtown Gate
  • Cabra Gate
  • North Circular Road Gate
  • Islandbridge Gate
  • Chapelizod Gate
  • Knockmaroon Gate

Pedestrian and cycle access will be maintained at all gates. Access for vehicular traffic will be maintained through Castleknock and Parkgate Street entrances over each of the weekends.

The Office of Public Works encourages all visitors to the Phoenix Park to comply with the 5 km travel restrictions, to choose sustainable transport to the Park, to park responsibly and to respect fellow users of the Park by maintaining social distancing. 


For further information contact OPW Press Office at pressoffice@opw.ie