Parks & Green Spaces

Dublin City Centre, Co. Dublin

Punctuating Dublin’s famed Georgian Streets are a constellation of stately, green spaces. By far the most famous of which is St Stephen’s Green. And indeed, given its proximity to Grafton Street, it is certainly worthy of a fine fresh walk, if not an outright picnic. But how many visitors will take time to explore the exquisite Archbishop Ryan Park, or Merrion Square as its more commonly known. Merrion Square offers up commemorative statues (including Oscar Wilde), period lamp standards and specimen gardens, or the secluded Iveagh Gardens with its fountains, water cascade, maze, rosarium and other interesting features. If you get the weather, or even if you have to don a parka and umbrella, venture forth into Dublin’s green spaces and enjoy the manicured beauty of Dublin’s city parks.

Our Take

Walk past St. Stephen's Green in the direction of the National Concert Hall and look for the little entrance to the Iveagh Gardens, to enter Dublin's very own secret garden.