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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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  • Our first time in Iveagh gardens for the Passenger gig and it was great. A lovely intimate venue, it was a perfect night weather wise, lovely crowd, great music what more can I say, fantastic! Would d...  more »
  • First time in this great venue,highly recommend it. Does anyone know what brand of prosecco that was sold? It was beautiful.  more »
  • I wasn't sure what to expect when we rocked up to see Passenger in concert at the Iveagh Gardens - but the end result was fabulous. Perhaps the dry evening made it, but the Iveagh Gardens and the Team...  more »
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  • Awesome place!!! Great for adults and kids alike. Beautiful sceneries and lovely walks. Country life in the middle of Dublin city! Must see!!!
  • A lovely little oasis in Dublin city centre. It's small, so doesn't have a playground or the facilities of a bigger park. It gets used for festivals and gigs too - there's a certain magic to an evening spent here :-)
  • There for Taste of Dublin. Lucky with weather but great event anyway. Lovely gardens in their own right in centre of Dublin.
  • This park is a little hidden gem in the city! Had a great little adventure today looking for the guitar picks that guns n' roses hid around it, and will definitely be back to explore the park properly another day!
  • Nothing intesting for herbal boards lovers. The rosgarden was ok and some intereting farns were to be seen.

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Dublin offers everything from luxury hotels to eclectic guesthouses. Explore over 1,000 years of history in the city on foot by staying at one of the hotels or hostels in the city center. The south side of the river has always been a popular place to stay, particularly near Temple University or the tourist nightlife center Temple Bar, but a new crop of attractive options has popped up on the north side as well. For more affordable accommodations, try a hostel or make your way toward St. Stephen's Green for a more comfortable stay at a mid-range hotel. If the artistic spirit of Dublin is what beckoned you, spend your holiday in a guesthouse near the creative Lower Gardiner Street.
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