Dublin attractions

Top Choice Park in Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

St Stephen's Green

As you watch the assorted groups of friends, lovers and individuals splaying themselves across the nine elegantly landscaped hectares of Dublin's most popular green lung, St Stephen's Green, consider that those same…
Top Choice Park in Dublin

Phoenix Park

Measuring 709 glorious hectares, Phoenix Park is one of the world’s largest city parks; you’ll find MP3-rigged joggers, grannies pushing buggies, ladies walking poodles, gardens, lakes, a sporting oval, and 300 deer…
Top Choice Park in Merrion Square & Georgian Dublin

Merrion Square

Merrion Sq is the most prestigious and, arguably, the most elegant of Dublin's Georgian squares. Its well-kept lawns and tended flower beds are flanked on three sides by gorgeous Georgian houses with colourful doors…
Park in Merrion Square & Georgian Dublin

Fitzwilliam Square

The smallest of Dublin’s great Georgian squares was completed in 1825. William Dargan (1799–1867), the railway pioneer and founder of the National Gallery, lived at No 2, and the artist Jack B Yeats (1871–1957) live…
Gardens in Dublin

Strawberry Beds

Running alongside the northern banks of the Liffey between the villages of Chapelizod and Lucan, roughly along the western edge of Phoenix Park, is the Strawberry Beds, so-called on account of the fruits once grown …
Park in Kilmainham & the Liberties

War Memorial Gardens

Hardly anyone ever ventures this far west, but they're missing a lovely bit of landscaping in the shape of the War Memorial Gardens – by our reckoning as pleasant a patch of greenery as any you'll find in the heart …
Gardens in Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

Iveagh Gardens

These beautiful gardens may not have the sculpted elegance of the other city parks, but they never get too crowded and the warden won't bark at you if you walk on the grass. They were designed by Ninian Niven in 186…
Park in Dublin

Marlay House & Park

Marlay Park, 9km south of the city centre, is a wonderful 83-hectare open space, with 17th-century buildings, wooded areas, duck ponds, abundant wildlife, a walled garden, a sculpture trail and a craft centre. Kids …
Gardens in Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

Garden for the Blind

The centre of St Stephen's Green has a garden for the blind, with signs in Braille and aromatic shrubs and plants that can be handled.
Gardens in Dublin

National Botanic Gardens

Founded in 1795, the 19.5-hectare botanic gardens are home to a series of curvilinear glasshouses, dating from 1843 to 1869, created by Richard Turner, who was also responsible for the glasshouse at Belfast Botanic …