St. Stephen's Green

Dublin City Centre, Co. Dublin

Without a doubt the most popular city-centre park in Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green contains a small lake with flocks of ornamental water-birds and is home to a plethora of memorials; one to Wolfe Tone, leader of the United Irishmen, to William Butler Yeats & to James Joyce. The North side of St. Stephen’s Green was known during the 18th century as the ‘Beau Walk’, as young fashionable men strutted their stuff along this promenade, and this is still the side that attracts the elite of Dublin. Apart from the monuments and statuary, the park is laid out with attractive lawns and flower displays and can be a nice place to relax and sunbathe in the summer. A quick walk around the perimeter would include the esteemed collection of the Shelbourne Hotel, the Catholic University, Iveagh House (home to the Department of Foreign Affairs) & The Royal College of Surgeons.