St. Anne's Park, Dublin, Dublin

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St Anne's Park is a public park within Dublin City Council, situated between Raheny and Clontarf, both suburbs on the northside of Dublin, Ireland.The park, the second largest municipal park in Dublin, is part of a former 202ha estate assembled by members of the Guinness family, descendants of Sir Arthur Guinness, founder of the famous brewery, beginning with Benjamin Lee Guinness in 1835 . Features include an artificial pond and a number of follies, a fine collection of trees, a playground, parklands walks and recreational facilities including golf.HistoryThe estate was named after the Holy Well of the same name on the lands. Lands were purchased over time to build up an extensive property, and a large Italianate-style mansion house was commissioned and modified over several generations. The Italianate influence included references in the garden follies to ancient Roman sites and the import of actual antiquities.Sir Arthur Edward Guinness (Lord Ardilaun), who inherited the estate in 1868, and purchased Manresa House next door, was the person most responsible for expanding and developing the estate and gardens and planted wind-breaking evergreen (holm) oaks and pines along the main avenue and estate boundaries, where they remain. Lady (Olive) Ardilaun, originally of Bantry House, County Cork, developed the gardens based on her interest in French chateau gardens, but also with eclectic influences of the Victorian era and the horticultural expertise of her Scottish gardener. Lord Ardilaun was also prominent in the Royal Horticultural Society.
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  • A fantastic park. Lovely walks. A nice coffee shop. A market on Saturday. It also has a children’s playground. All credit to Dublin City Council for a wonderful public amenity.  more »
  • This is a super outing for all the family. Picnic areas, ducks to feed, a rose garden to stroll in, a playground for children and a race track for toy cars. Something for the whole family!  more »
  • St. Anne's Park has loads to do any time of year. The Rose Garden, weekend markets, children's playground, motorized remote auto racing on the track, a dog park, plenty of paths to cycle, walk, jog. T...  more »
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  • Marvelous one! Dublin lack children playgrounds, so this one looks very good. Great location too. You have to walk to it, which means no cars exhaust close to children. Squirrels to make it even more fun.
  • Saint Anne's park is great and the playground is great for kids. It's big, tide and have toilets and a cafe just biside. Nice place to spend time with kids.
  • It's great for all aged children they'll have a ball .
  • Great for all age groups
  • Really nice place for roller skating.

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