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UPDATE on the Herzog Park Playground (23rd November 2017)

As promised local children from Rathgar  were  presented  with the  winning playground design, from Play & Leisure Services, for their observations and comments. In general  all the children regarded  the proposed play area  as being  ‘Really Kool’ and can’t wait for work to start !!.

St Anne’s Rose Festival, Raheny - 15th & 16th July

St Anne’s Park, Raheny

The annual Rose Festival is a fantastic free day out for all the family.

The festival is held in the beautiful surroundings of St Anne’s Park with its Rose Garden and scenic walks, and is a mix of music, market stalls, food vendors, and special treats such as living history displays, falconry and much more. There are lots of child friendly attractions on site to keep the younger members of the family happy.

The annual Rose Festival returns to St Anne’s Park in Raheny on the weekend of the 15th and 16th of July. The festival is a mix of live music from traditional to bluegrass, Arts and Crafts stalls, plant sales and hot and cold food vendors. Also included are lots of activities for the younger visitors with displays of Living History, the Big Bear Planetarium, Wooly Wards Farm and our own Play Development team.

Other attractions and activities include the Biodiversity Hub where you can learn through fun about all things wild, The big Dig archaeology workshops, and free horse and carriage rides around the Rose Garden. Add the beautiful surroundings of St Anne’s and you have a unique and special festival weekend.

The festival will be open from 9.00am to 6.00pm daily.

Watermill Road Monterey Cypress   Cupressus macrocarpa 

As many visitors to St Anne’s Park know, and indeed the local community well know, we sadly had to say goodbye to one of our magnificent mature trees; a beautiful Monterey Cypress.  This one was special as it was enormous and occupied the corner of the park at the junction of James Larkin Road and Watermill Road. Sadly due to Health and Safety reasons the crown and framework of the tree had to be removed as it was shattering and breaking up. The decision to remove, it we can assure you, was not an easy one.

However our tree is moving into a new phase of existence as work has started on sculpting the tree, probably the biggest of its kind anywhere, and we are glad to say even though the work will take approx two years, the new images emerging from the trees are making their presence felt, motorists and pedestrians alike stopping to have a look to see what is going on as they can notice a new life emerging from the tree.  The theme of the transformation is Biodiversity echoing the unique wildlife on the North Bull Island and tying into the new Dublin Bay Eco Unesco site.

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For more information

Parks and Landscape Services

Tel.: (01) 222 5278

Fax: (01) 222 2668