Travellers will want to avoid going to Waterfront Park, the tourist destination along the city’s Waterway that is home to the iconic Irish flag, as it is closed for the summer.RTE has learnt that the National Park Authority is to reopen the park this summer to visitors, with the intention of allowing them to bring their pets.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service is still considering the decision, with a spokesman for the authority saying the park would reopen on August 22.
However, he added: “We have received a lot of enquiries from people who want to visit the park.
We are assessing the issue and will make a decision as soon as we have been consulted.”
The National Park Service said it would reopen the Park in June after having been closed for six months.
A spokeswoman said the Park Authority had been working closely with the Irish Embassy in Washington DC and the Irish Government to resolve the issue.
“This will allow visitors to enjoy the iconic flag and other historic buildings, as well as a new, multi-use recreational area with access to the main visitor centre,” she said.
The spokeswoman said there was no timeframe on when visitors would be able to return to the Park.
A spokesman for Waterfront said the Irish ambassador to the US was in contact with the park authority.