St. Stephen's Green, Dublin

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#1 of 636 in Parks in Ireland
Made famous by writer James Joyce, St. Stephen's Green has been Dublin's favorite picnic spot for over a century. Opened in 1880, the park is adjacent to one of the city's major shopping streets, drawing equal numbers of nature lovers and shoppers in need of a place to rest. The largest of Dublin's Georgian gardens, this 9 hectare (22 acre) urban park once provided a marshy setting for public whippings and executions. Today, the elegantly landscaped garden features Georgian buildings and statues of some of Ireland's most celebrated figures, including Arthur Guinness, Robert Emmet, and W.B. Yeats. Located in the heart of Dublin, the park is accessible by tram from almost anywhere in the city. Find out how to plan Dublin trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • City park, very well taken care of. Nice, urban and relaxing. A great place to visit after the hustle and bustle of the shopping on Grafton street.  more »
  • Walked the entire park this morning. While the Sycamore trees are starting to drop their leaves the grounds crew works hard to keep them off of the lawns. It is a beautiful setting and very peaceful. ...  more »
  • Not just a beautiful green space with lovely trees, plants, a lake and wildlife, also landscaped paved gardens, a children's play area, a fountain garden and 15 memorials / statues and heaps of great ...  more »
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  • Stopped off to sit in the sun whilst having a test from the site seeing. The Park was full of a mixture of business people, tourists and children all enjoying the lake, greenery and cool rocks too. A good place to walk around and is small enough to do a lap without being tired. Picturesque lake, nice places to sit and handily located. If your passing a definite drop in and see.
  • St. Stephen's Green is a beautiful park near the city center. The park is gorgeous,with a nice lake full of animals (goose, ducks, seagulls, swans, etc) that you can feed and great for a stroll (even better in a sunny day, but you should go with any weather !). In the spring you will see many colourful flowers and trees. It is also very well managed and clean, a lot of people sit on the grass to get some sun. Since is close to the Grafton Street area, you have many nice places to have a lunch or a coffee, but one of my favorite things to do, is to grab a coffee or a lunch " to go" and sit in a bench there while relaxing (Dont forget to throw your trash properly in a bin)!
  • Lovely little green lung at the heart of Dublin city! Beautiful flowers, trees, lake, all very well kept. You can also learn about the Easter rising of 1916 by following the information panels around the park. Additionally, there are a few statues and monuments making this green a must for those interested in Dublin/Irish culture and history as well as for those just looking to sit in the sun surrounded by nature!
  • St. Stephen's Green is a world-class small park in one of Dublin's nicest areas. I've been visiting it for years and today's was the best because it was a sunny Saturday after four days of sunshine. What is so rare as a day in June, especially when it's April. All I might want added would be some vendors of treats or balloons for the children. Though small, the Green is excellently landscaped with waterways, nooks and crannies, many gorgeous flower beds, and many meadows to spread out on a blanket. At the top of Grafton Street, Dublin's most famous pedestrian mall, St. Stephen's Green is a destination not to miss, regardless of the weather.
  • The park is not very big but it’s enough. Children’s play area. Benches for you to sit, clean grass, bins, fountains, a big pond with fish and birds. Just lovely. Recommend on a nice day, and anytime of the year also.
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