Providing a tranquil counterpoint to the hustle and bustle of our cities and a choice destination for anyone with horticultural interest, our award-winning parks are among the continent’s finest.
Dublin’s exceptionally scenic Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe, at more than 700 hectares in area. Many of our parks rival it for beauty, incorporating such enchanting features as ornamental lakes, rockwork, formal lawns and woodland trails – not to mention the beautiful plant collections, often including rare and delicate specimens.
There are miles of enchanting walks and cycle routes to explore in Ireland’s world-class public parks. You might even catch a free concert or another of our special events.
Battle of the Boyne
Where two kings fought for Europe’s future
Castletown House and Parklands
Ireland’s first and finest Palladian mansion
The childhood home of Daniel O’Connell
North Cork’s ‘real-life Downton Abbey’
A magnificent example of neo-classical architecture
Fota Arboretum and Gardens
Explore an island oasis of rare and exotic flora
National Botanic Gardens
An oasis of green in the metropolis
Where Dublin goes to breathe
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
From old soldiers’ home to art museum
St Stephen’s Green
A Victorian civic gem in Dublin’s greatest garden square
The John F. Kennedy Arboretum
A garden of presidential proportions.