29th September 1979 – Preparations for the Papal Visit to the Phoenix Park

 

This is a new exhibition opening to the public in the Visitor’s Centre. It features the lead up to the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park in 1979

The exhibition will open on Thursday 2nd August 2018 and run until Sunday 30th September 2018.  It will be open from 1000hrs to 1700hrs each day. More information on http://www.phoenix park.ie

“This exhibition will illustrate the remarkable shared sense of purpose that enabled this event to be organised within two months.  It will attempt to demonstrate how the combined skills and dedication of a wide range of people, came together, to design, make and supply the staging of the Papal Mass and how they collaborated to deal with the practicalities related to the production of this extraordinary event”

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Cabra Gate Phoenix Park Closed 1st & 2nd August 2018

 

To facilitate the temporary removal, conservation and restoration of the gate entrances and to carry out associated infrastructural works the entrance at Cabra Gate will be closed as follows:-

Wednesday 1st Aug 2018      1000 to 1530hrs     &    1900 to 2300hrs

Thursday 2nd Aug 2018        1000 to 1530hrs     &    1900 to 2300 hrs

Road Closures Phoenix Park July/August 2018

 

The OPW will be closing roads at entrances to the Park to facilitate the temporary removal, conservation and restoration of gates in the Phoenix Park as follows: –

Ashtown Gate:              July 18 to July 20, 1000 to 1530 and 1900 to 2300

July 30 to July 31,  1000 to 1530 and 1900 to 2300

Castleknock Gate:       July 21 to July 22,  0700 to 2200

August 4 to August 5,  0700 to 2200

Chapelizod Gate:         July 23 to July 25, 1000 to 15.30

August 4 to August 5, 0700 to 2200

Islandbridge Gate:     July 26 to July 28, 1000 to 1530 and 1900 to 2300

August 1, 1000 to 1530 and 1900 to 2300

N.C.R. Gate:                 August 2 and August 3, 1000 to 1530 and 1900 to 2300