Tayto Park apology after reversing reopening decision

Tayto Park reversed its decision to reopen
Tayto Park reversed its decision to reopen

TAYTO Park has apologised for announcing it was to reopen before lockdown restrictions were lifted.

The Co Meath amusement park issued a statement that it would open again on June 18 and had been taking online bookings.

Its website was "overwhelmed" with bookings.

However, it reversed its decision after reviewing "statutory regulations".

"We were excited to reopen and welcome guests back to Tayto Park from the 18th of June, as we believed we were entitled to do, in line with all communications from all regulatory authorities over the past few days," it said.

"However, on reviewing statutory regulations, it is with regret that Tayto Park will have to remain closed until regulations permit us to reopen.

"We apologise to those who did manage to book tickets, you will be reimbursed in full. We apologise to all of guests and members for this inconvenience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Tayto Park in the near future."

Ray Coyle of Tayto Park added: "We're terribly sorry, particularly given the huge amount of excitement and support we received from everyone. Myself and the entire team at Tayto Park look forward to welcoming everyone when regulations allow."