The summer of the great outdoors is nearly here.
As Ireland slowly but surely begins to ease the restrictions of the lockdown that has gripped the nation all year, the excitement continues to creep up. This time in two weeks, it will be legal to drink a beer from a pub outdoors or eat some grub out on a terrace again. Would you believe it?
And, today (May 25) the pedestrianisation of four of Dublin’s streets marks the beginning of the great outdoor summer. From 11am today, the streets were adapted, marking the wider concept of Dublin’s outdoor plans for the summer.
These plans have been put in place to ensure pubs and restaurants have more room for outdoor diners, while still being able to facilitate the demands of social-distancing as Ireland eases its way out of the pandemic.
From today, Anne Street South; South William Street; Drury Street; and Dame Court From Exchequer Street will all see pedestrianisation to sections from 11am daily. Traffic management on the sites will occur to ensure drivers and pedestrians are used to the adaptations. More parts of Dublin will undergo pedestrianisation at a later date.