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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  • Great park in the middle of Dublin. Many, many trees and good walking paths. Lots of seats for people and wildlife watching. Several lakes and ponds, with lots of bird life to watch and feed. All thanks to Lord Ardilaun of the Guinness family who created the park, his statue adorns the eastern gateway to the park. Did you know? The rocks around the waterfall at the East side of the park are artificial, made of concrete!
  • It's nice to walk through on the way to work. Unfortunately, one sometimes sees a lot of homeless people congregating there. At night, they hide in the bushes until the gates have been locked. If I had kids, I would say it's a place to avoid - due to the risk of needles lying around. Apart from that, it's a very pleasant park with some attractive, big, old trees.
  • Lovely park in the middle of the city. There is also a kids play park and a pond I believe that you can take the kids to feed the swan. I came to this park to escape the midweek hustle and bustle. Plenty of benches but wish there was more under cover to escape from the rain. You can find anywhere to get a touch of tranquility and a nice spot to read read. The park is well kept.
  • Beautiful park in the morning! I had a delightful experience feeding the pigeons with a gentleman that looks after them. Lovely creatures, despite of what we usually think of them. They were very clean and friendly. The gentleman also raises donations to give to charity 😀
  • Great park in the center of Dublin. Go there if you want to get away of the busy city life, and take a moment of rest. Enjoy the kind of weird combination of swans, ducks, pigeons and seagulls all living alongside each other (mostly) peacefully. Nice way to spend a lost hour or two.

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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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