St Stephens Green

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St Stephens Green
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Beautiful urban park immortalized in James Joyce's "Ulysses."
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Mathilde-lmn
1 contribution
May 2022
My husband and I are a travelling couple and we were in Dublin on this holiday. We booked a guide from the agency "Travel Plans” for our 3 days and 2 nights stay months before our arrival. Our tour guide, Shannen, was polite, considerate, kind, and smiling. She brought us a lot of happiness during our stay. We stayed in the Jacob Inn in Dublin, which is more expensive than the Riven Bend in Connemara where for two nights we would have paid 170 euros, here we paid 113 euros for one night. During the day we hesitated between going to St Stephen's Green or Connemara National Park. We chose the beautiful St Stephen's Green park in the heart of Dublin city where we went for a romantic walk. In the evening we ate in the vintage kitcher, this is a restaurant that Shannen recommended to us and we paid only 23 euros per person. We stayed again in our charming hotel "jacob inn" and the next day we visited the little museum of dublin and had a snack at chapter one which is a 2021 star restaurant. We would like to thank Shannen and her agency again for making our stay so enjoyable . Thanks to her, we managed to get around the city by bus without any problems and for only 2 euros per person.

We loved this little stay, Dublin is not the lest expensive city but my husband and I highly recommend Dublin and not any other city in Ireland because you will not have time to be bored, it is a busy and relaxed world and it is the capital of Ireland. You can relax as well as visit, it's a multi-faceted city! We saw things we don't see in France, we discovered a new culture, a new language. My husband and I came back with a lot of memories. It is the most interesting city I have ever seen. Go there, it's great!
Written May 13, 2022
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TammieTravel
Tulsa, OK127 contributions
Mar 2022
St Stephens Green was a lovely respite to the hustle and bustle of the city. Families and tourists enjoy the winding pathways, flowers, lake, and birds. There are also several historical monuments in the park paying tribute to Irish history. St Stephens Green is worth adding to your trip.
Written March 19, 2022
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ChinadollRVC
New York City, NY360 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
After walking everywhere in Dublin, my sister and I took a leisurely stroll through St Stephen’s Green on our way back to our hotel on the other side of the River Liffey. We meandered through this beautiful park, where graceful swans and black and white ducks dot the waterscape. There are famous statues, fountains and beautiful greenery in every direction. Walking through the park slows down the bustling city for a bit, highly recommend it.
Written January 28, 2020
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JohnAnn B
Vancouver, Canada403 contributions
Oct 2020
We visited the park in May 2019 pre-COVOD; sorry for the delayed review.

St. Stephens is named after a nearby church. After a history of farming, development and private use, it was bought from the city commission by Lord Audilaun (another Guinness), re-landscaped and opened as a public park in 1820. It is a Victorian park with paths winding among trees, fountains and ponds, large and small grassy areas and theme gardens. The themes include a Garden for the Blind (emphasizing scents), a Bog garden, and Lime trees lane. There are playgrounds, a bandstand and a supervisors lodge. In the northwest corner (I think) is the Fusiliers Arch honouring those who fought in the Boer War. It is all restful and lovely to walk about and relax on the many benches or grassy areas.

It is also one of the places the rebels gathered at the start of the Easter Rising in 1916. You can see bullet holes in the facade of the Fusiliers Arch. Also spread about are statues of famous figures and memorials to Irish care for war refugees and orphans, and to the famines.

We arrived from Kildare Street after shopping and having lunch in local pub. The park was a welcome relaxation for the usual sight seeing and walking on hard pavements.

Well worth a visit.
Written September 9, 2021
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DvrDawg
Cork, Ireland181 contributions
Nov 2021
St Stephens Green is nice and a good place to relax and have a bite while on a break touring Dublin. It is not very big and not much to see - a few statues with some plaques that provide a bit of the history of people involved in the area's historical significance. But, I would not prioritize going here other than for a break in walking around Dublin.
Written November 6, 2021
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motorcar1
Dublin, Ireland7,951 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Our mini Central Park in Dublin City and it is similar in many ways except, no road runs through our St Stephens Green. It is an Oasis of peace and tranquility in a normally busy city.
Our best know 5 Star Hotel, the Shelbourne Hotels faces the park just as The Plaza faces Central Park Manhattan. It’s popular with city workers, students, tourists, families and just married couple for photos with the lovely backdrop of our famous city park.
Written October 22, 2020
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Thomas
28 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
St Stephens Green is a wonderful collection of nature, art, and people. Regardless of the weather, there are people wandering around and enjoying the sculptures, waterfall, green areas, and kids play area. It is right in the centre of town, so an easy walk to restaurants and bars. Enjoy!
Written March 10, 2020
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Sonia MS
4 contributions
Feb 2020
Such a gorgeous park just off the main shopping area. Beautiful greenery and plants flourishing all year round. Water features are all well maintained. There are often art displays to be seen or live music ranging from steel bands to visiting foreign bands. The wildlife is great, plenty of birds to be seen not just ducks and pidgins. The park is busy all year round with lots of people from local offices eating their lunch here. There is a lovely kids play area and plenty of room to kick a ball around or paths to wander down. There is plenty of seating scattered around but in the summer a blanket on the grass is just perfect.
Written February 11, 2020
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paddiperkins
United Kingdom126 contributions
Jan 2020
This pretty park located in Dublin city centre is a charming green space which seems to attract an assortment of local wildlife that can be seen in amongst the flower beds & in the trees.
Obviously the scene of a battle during the Easter Rising there are information boards stationed around which tell you what happened during this time.
While we visited the grounds were just showing the signs of spring as some of the flowers were just starting to appear & work was being carried out to plant up formal flower beds which I imagine will look amazing when the bloom later in the year. Definitely a place to sit and contemplate things especially if the sun is shining.
Written February 2, 2020
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Michael K
NY180 contributions
Apr 2022
The park is in a very popular part of town. It is beautiful, and a wonderful way to spend some time in a busy, yet tranquil setting. Lovely walking around the small lake; swans, ducks, and other birds including ubiquitous pigeons; watch your popcorn.
The green is across the street from the Shelbourne Hotel; an historic, and beautiful hotel in which to have afternoon tea, but you must book in advance.
Written April 26, 2022
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