Ranelagh Gardens

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Address: Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
Phone: 01-6684364
Area: Southeast
Category: Historic and Heritage Park
Enquiries: (01)222 5278


  • Floral Schemes
  • Historical
  • Leisure Walks
  • River Pool Sea
  • Sports Fields

Located in Ranelagh and extending to 1 hectare (2.47 acres), the gardens were originally part of 5 hectares of pleasure gardens developed in 1775 by a businessman who called them after Lord Ranelagh from Co. Wicklow.  Lord Ranelagh had similar pleasure gardens beside the Thames in London.  The first hot air balloon flight in Ireland was launched from the pleasure gardens by Richard Crosbie.  The gardens were later sold to a teaching order of nuns and in 1840 the convent there became totally enclosed and the gardens forgotten.

When the lands were developed for housing in the mid 1980's, the current small park was designed to include an ornamental pool thereby restoring the two-hundred years historical connection with the original Ranelagh Gardens.

Ranelagh Gardens  Park:

Following an initial site meeting held in Ranelagh Gardens Park on the 30th October 2013 to discuss measures which could be undertaken  to improve the public’s enjoyment of the park a follow up meeting was held in the Ranelagh Arts Centre on  the 20th February 2014.

A Presentation  was made by Parks Services at the meeting of Draft Concepts  for improving the park. To view the presentation please click  here, to view the minutes of the meeting click here. A Liaison Group was also appointed at the meeting  to progress the Draft Concepts and future meetings will be held over the coming months with a view to making a presentation to another public meeting in approximately 3 months.

If there are any comments you wish to make on the draft concepts please forward them to parks@dublincity.ie

Ranelagh Gardens Park – NEW Playground Installation

Please click here to view site notice and pedestrian layout map in regard to the construction of the new playground in Ranelagh  Gardens Park. It is anticipated that the work will commence  on Monday 30th January 2017 with an estimated four week build period. While every care has been taken  to minimise noise  and inconvenience to the public resulting from the works Dublin City Council and KOMPAN  apologise in advance  for  inconvenience to park users and residents  living in the immediate vicinity of the work. 

For any further information please contact e-mail: parks@dublincity.ie

For more information

Parks & Landscapes Services Division
Block 4, Ground Floor,
Civic Offices,
Fishamble Street
Dublin 2

Enquiries: (01) 222 5278
Email: parks@dublincity.ie