Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

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The Iveagh Gardens is a public park located between Clonmel Street and Upper Hatch Street, near the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland. It is designated as a National Historic Property. The gardens are almost completely surrounded by buildings making them less noticeable and a little hard to find, unlike other green spaces in Dublin. This makes them one of Dublin's hidden gems.HistoryThe site of the gardens was shown in 1756 as Leeson's Fields after Joseph Leeson, 1st Earl of Milltown.Clonmell LawnsIn the late 18th century Lord Milltown leased the land to John Hatch, the principal developer of Harcourt and Hatch Streets. Hatch sold it to The 1st Earl of Clonmell (also known as "Copper-Faced Jack") as his private gardens. The gardens then became known as "Clonmell Lawns" Located on Harcourt Street is Clonmell House that faces on to Clonmell Street which leads into the Iveagh Gardens. A subterranean passage brought the Earl from his house to the gardens without him having to walk over the street. The Wide Streets Commission had planned for Clonmell Street to run through what is now the gardens thereby linking Harcourt Street to the then newly constructed Earlsfort Terrace. However, this passage was not located during archaeological monitoring conducted during the construction of the LUAS.Coburg GardensWhen the 1st Earl died in 1798, his son the 2nd Earl inherited the estate including Clonmell Gardens. The estate was sold in 1810 and the gardens were opened for public use around 1817 and renamed "Coburg Gardens" after the royal family of Saxe-Coburg. Entrance to the park was from the South Side of St Stephen's Green, the "Royal Horse Bazaar".
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  • It is a very nice Park, but just at the time when I was a little poor. Yet he liked to walk by his ways and the waterfall is quite impressive.
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  • I didn't have much time to admire all the stops on the part of Baile Átha Cliath offers, but the experience is about for all time, as the waterfall, the locals sometimes called.
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  • Do not hesitate a go at Iveagh Garden small park with fountain very peaceful, less common than Saint Stephen Green Park but has my taste with a lot more charm and comfort. Do not hesitate to spend it is near St Stephen Green Park, you will not be disappointed
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  • Such a beautiful spot in the city. It's located right in the middle.of busy roads for car and pedestrian traffic but you'd never know when your in there. On a sunny day it's gorgeous to go in there and chill out. I have 2 little dogs who love it also. It's a magic place to be in and during the summer hosts loads of different events. Love every minute I'm in there!!!
  • Absolutely breathe taking views right in the middle of the busiest city in Ireland. The most beautiful waterfall, the gorgeous settings in the heart of Dublin, you don't even realise your in the city when your in this park. It's always so peaceful and quiet and never been busy everytime I've been there. Love going there, just amazing.
  • Little gem of a place. Have attended Taste Of Dublin for the last four years here. I'd say it's a lovely spot for a concert. Very quiet even though it's in the heart of the city.
  • Very nice area and a really good venue for events (concerts, comedy, gigs etc..) Went to see some comedy here during the Vodafone festival and really enjoyed myself. The venue setup was very easy and it worked well
  • Stunning garden, and never busy, unless there was an event. I went to passengers last gig here, was amazing!

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