Some of Cork's well-known attractions have been forced to close due to the incoming gale to storm force winds produced by Storm Ellen.
As Cork prepares for a Status Red wind warning in effect from 9pm tonight, Fota Island Wildlife Park and Spike Island have taken the decision to close their premises tomorrow, August 20.
In a statement on its website, Fota Island Wildlife Park said that it has made the decision to close “due to the predicted extreme weather of Storm Ellen”.
Staff are in the process of directly contacting people who have made bookings for tomorrow and have asked people with bookings to stand by for a direct contact regarding their booking.
“We apologise for the inconvenience caused. This decision is for the safety of our visitors, staff and animals. We thank you for your patience and understanding,” the statement read.
Spike Island has also announced that it will be closed tomorrow due to Storm Ellen.
The business said that its customers’ safety is number one priority and that all bookings will be automatically refunded within five days.
Customers can re-book their visit to Spike Island on a different day via the website.