The Office of Public Works (OPW) is taking the opportunity to restore and conserve a number of the entrances to the Phoenix Park as part of the preparatory works for the visit of Pope Francis for the World Meeting of Families 2018.  These conservation works which have been agreed with Dublin City Council are being supervised by OPW Conservation Architects and are part of the measures being undertaken for the health and safety of the hundreds of thousands of people from across Ireland and abroad attending the closing Mass in the Park.

In order to allow the temporary removal, conservation and restoration of the gate entrances and the carrying out of associated infrastructural works, the following road closures at entrances to the Park will apply on the dates and for the times set out under.

The temporary road closures have been designed to minimise as far as possible disruption to traffic and pedestrian access to the Park.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause during this period and appreciate the co-operation of the public as we carry out this necessary restoration and conservation work.


July 18th to July 20th, 10am – 3.30pm and 7pm – 11pm

July 30th to July 31st, 10am – 3.30pm and 7pm – 11pm


July 21st to July 22nd, 7am – 10pm

August 4th to August 5th, 7am – 10pm


July 23rd to July 25th, 10am – 3.30pm

August 4th to August 5th, 7am – 10pm


July 26th to July 28th, 10am – 3.30pm and 7pm – 11pm

August 1st, 10am – 3.30pm and 7pm – 11pm


August 2nd to August 3rd, 10am – 3.30pm and 7pm – 11pm 


For further information please contact Superintendent’s Office at

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