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Dublin Sights

Iveagh Gardens

  • Park/Playground
  • Fodor's Choice

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Dublin's best-kept secret has to be this 1865 Ninian Niven–designed "English Landscape" walled garden that shockingly few natives seem to even know about. The architect showed off his dramatic flair in the rustic grotto and cascade, the sunken panels of lawn with their fountains, the blooming rosarium, and wonderful little wooded areas. This public park has no playground, but kids really love the "secret garden" feel to the place and the fact that the waterfall has rocks from every one of Ireland's 32 counties. Restoration of the gardens began in 1995 and has left the city with a Victorian treasure complete with a perfect box hedge and a working sundial. Access is from Hatch Street.

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Clonmel St., Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Sat. 8–sunset Sun. 10–sunset


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