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Tayto Park Hopes To Reopen In August, But Could Be Next Year

By Dave Simpson
Tayto Park Hopes To Reopen In August, But Could Be Next Year

Tayto Park owner Raymond Coyle hopes that the Co. Meath theme park will reopen in August, but is worried that it might not be able to reopen until April of 2021 due to COVID-19.

Tayto Park was due to reopen on Saturday March 27, but its reopening date had to be postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Guided By The HSE, Government And Virus Developments

The Irish Independent quotes Coyle as saying, "We will have to be guided by the HSE, government and the developments around the coronavirus.

"We didn't have capital expenditure this winter, which was a great help. We have money to cover ourselves for one year, provided that we can access the government support scheme in place for company employees.

"What the government is proposing to put in place is very fair."



78 year-round staff members are employed at Tayto Park. These staff members' responsibilities include feeding the park's animals, ride and attraction maintenance, and office work. Coyle said that these staff members will remain in place.

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