Address: Kevin Street, Dublin 8.
Category: Local Inner City Parks and former cemeteries
Enquiries: (01)222 5278
- 5-a-side all weather football pitch
- Leisure Walks
Located at the top of Cathedral Lane off Kevin Street on 0.56 hectare, this small park is a redeveloped former cemetery dating from 1663. During the Cromwellian occupation it is reputed that the occupying soldiers cultivated cabbages on the site, hence its name. Part of the old cemetery was designated for Huguenot burials from 1681 to 1858. Many of the Liberties' merchants and tradesmen were buried in the cemetery which closed to burials in 1878. The Corporation developed the existing park in 1979/1980 with some redevelopment in 1998.
The Cabbage Gardens: A History
The Cabbage Garden is a small centre city neighbourhood park nestled at the rear of the houses between Kevin Street Upr. and New Street, Dublin 8. The park however has a long history which dates back to the 1600’s. Please click here to read a summary of its history.