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St Stephen’s Green

A Victorian civic gem in Dublin’s greatest garden square

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St Stephen’s Green

A Victorian civic gem in Dublin’s greatest garden square

See all opening times


Free admission

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St. Stephen’s Green
Dublin 2
D02 DX88

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St Stephen’s Green

In the very centre of Dublin’s shopping district lies one of Ireland’s best-known public parks.

Lord Ardilaun opened it for the citizens of the city in 1880. This 9-hectare green space has been maintained in its original Victorian layout, with extensive tree and shrub planting and spectacular spring and summer bedding. The herbaceous border provides vibrant colour from early spring to late autumn.

It boasts over 3.5 kilometres of accessible pathways. The waterfall and Pulham rockwork on the western side of the green are well worth a visit. So is the ornamental lake, which provides a home for waterfowl. Several sculptures are located throughout the green, including the James Joyce Memorial Sculpture and a fine specimen by Henry Moore.

A children’s playground in the park is always popular and, if you visit at lunchtime during the summer months, you might even catch a free concert.

Opening Times

Open all year

Monday – Saturday: 07:30 – dusk. Sunday and bank holidays: 09:30 – dusk. Christmas Day: 09:30 – 12:30

Approximate times of dusk are 16:30 – 18:00 (Jan – Feb), 18:30 – 20:30 (Mar – Apr), 21:00 ( May – Jul), 16:00 – 18:30 (Oct – Dec).

Please contact us for exact closing hours on any given day.

Average Length of Visit: 1 – 2 hours


Dogs are not allowed in the Playground or around the Lake and Fountains



St. Stephen’s Green
Dublin 2
D02 DX88

01 475 7816

Getting Here

Centre of Dublin, at the top of Grafton Street.

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  • Picnic Area
  • Playground


  • Dogs on lead

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