Six Fingal County Council owned Heritage Properties to close – Coronavirus

March 13, 2020 0

Six Fingal County Council owned Heritage Properties and playgrounds across the county will close from tomorrow until March 29 in line with Government requirements to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The catering franchises in Malahide Demesne, Newbridge Demesne, Ardgillan Demesne and Skerries Mills, will remain open as the decision applies to the actual heritage buildings. 

The six Heritage Properties closing are: Ardgillan Castle, Casino Model Railway Museum, Malahide Castle, Newbridge House and Farm, Skerries Mills and Swords Castle.

The parks attached to these Heritage Properties remain open to the public as are all other parks in Fingal. However, Park Rangers will move in tomorrow morning to close playgrounds in the Regional Parks before moving on to those located in neighbourhood parks. 

The decision to close the playgrounds has been taken following advice from the Public Health authorities to avoid situations where children will interact with others. It is hoped that this action will assist in further limiting the spread of the virus.

Members of the public are asked to continue to comply with HSE Guidelines in relation to preventing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Keep up to date with all public health advice and consult the relevant websites. For the latest advice and information from the HSE on Coronavirus Covid-19, please visit their Coronavirus Page. For daily updates, please visit GOV.IE

The Fingal Tourism offices in Balbriggan, Howth, Malahide and Swords are also closed until March 29.