St. Stephen's Green, Dublin

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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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  • a piece of greenery, quiet in the city, perfect for resting under the shade of the trees, the houses goshawks are also very nice.
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  • Very busy part of Dublin City centre, close to grafton street. Lots of ducks and benches to enjoy if the weather is good. Lovely for walking around.  more »
  • I would change the impression or where to go. I entered the place covered with birds. By bird droppings and feathers and dust, Wow!, dirty. As you move away from the water's edge, has become less common Park bird, but still many birds. No fear of people walking or flying at low altitude, is sitting beside the man.
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  • A favourite park of mine in Dublin city centre, it's well maintained and great for seasonal events. The park has manicured lawns, brightly coloured flowerbeds and sculptures/statues on display that easily take you away from the fact that you're in a city. There's also a children's playground in the centre of the park so the kids can enjoy themselves too
  • Stephen's Green Park is one of the best parks in Dublin. Located close to city center, at the end of Grafton street, its the perfect place to relax after a day of shopping, or to have a sunbath, read a book, admire the birds on the lake, or watch the dancers performing in the bandstands. Simply a place of tranquillity, beauty and peace. Definitely worth visiting and enjoying it.
  • This is a medium sized park which sees alot of usage. Historically a field hospital was established here during the 1916 Easter uprising. There are many monuments/statues all around the park. This can be your quiet place to sit, enjoy lunch , people watch or take a stroll or active walk among its many paths. Close to everything.
  • While much younger than most people think St Stephen's Green Shipping Centre is one if Dublin's most iconic buildings. Work started in 1985 and it officially opened in 1988 it stand on the location of the Dandelion Market which is where on if the world's greatest band's #U2 took to the stage in the very early stages of their career. Being an out and out culchie our Christmas preparations begun with a trip to #Dublin and a visit to #StStephensGreen I'm rarely in the place any more, some of shops look a little dated, but on a sunny day it looks magic and holds it's own against the Victorian era Glass Houses it styled against.
  • A nice mid size park. Very well kept. Always crowded. Very close to Grafton Street where there are plenty of shops, coffee shops and restaurants.

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Where to stay in Dublin

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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