Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Office of Public Works
98. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will extend the opening hours of the park and visitors centre at Oldbridge, County Meath which is in the possession of the OPW; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26856/21]
The parklands at Oldbridge Estate are currently open from 7am-7pm daily.
This is an increase of three hours per day compared to our 2020 opening hours (9am-6pm daily), which were reduced due to operational factors arising from Covid-19.
There are no plans to further extend the opening hours at present. However, the hours of opening are subject to the site's staffing and operational capacity and as such, they remain under constant review.
The Visitor Centre is open from 10am-5pm daily on a self-guided basis. At present there is insufficient demand to warrant extending the opening hours of the Visitor Centre, which are in line with opening hours at other OPW heritage properties nationwide.