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Upgrade of playground at Eamonn Ceannt Park

Parks and Landscape Services are presently carrying out renewal works to the playground at Eamonn Ceannt Park, Crumlin, Dublin 12. Works will include replacing the playground surface and resolving drainage issues. Existing playground equipment will be refurbished and some new play pieces will be added, including a new sand play area. It is planned that the facility will be complete by the end of February 2019, weather permitting. Unfortunately, the playground will need to be closed to the public during this time. Dublin City Council regrets any inconvenience caused. Alternative playgrounds are located in Stannaway Park, Willie Pearse Park and Harold’s Cross Park.

The Dublin City Heritage Parks App

The Dublin City Heritage Parks App has been created to increase park usage and the cultural appreciation of the parks by putting the information and images of the art into the ‘visitors’ hands’ through their mobile phone. At the same time, enhancing the visitor experience by providing them with an enjoyable, interactive and innovative way to experience the parks art, history and horticulture. The App also aims to build a community of registered users by communicating with them with updates on events, news and on-going developments.   

The Dublin City Heritage Parks App is designed to target two sectors, Dublin’s local and tourist markets. The App’s initial offering is Merrion Square Park where users get an insightful journey into the history of Merrion Square, it’s Art, Horticulture and surrounding buildings where some of Ireland’s most influential people lived and today where some of Ireland’s most important buildings stand.

The App has two tours:

  • The “Art in the Park” Tour is an 11-point tour around the park showcasing famous figures or events in Irish history through some of Ireland’s most famous sculptural pieces.
  • The “Around the Park” Tour takes you around the outside to Merrion Square and highlights some of the many famous building that encompass the park. These wonderful Georgian buildings have had some of Ireland’s most celebrated people as residents and some are still to this day some of the most important building in Ireland from the corridors of power at the Irish Parliament to the serenity of the National Gallery to the Natural History Museum.

Features Highlights

  • Two Tours with full built in navigation
  • Automatic Information Display (AID) based on location and range to the POI
  • POI Display Now/Display Later
  • User interaction with each POI
  • Horticultural Information
  • Events guide
  • Business Intelligence feedback management
  • Web-based Content Management System (CMS)

Rose Festival 2018

Dublin City Council invites you to come along and join in the fun at the annual St. Anne’s Park Rose Festival which takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July, 2018 from 10.00am to 6.00pm each day.

St. Anne’s Park is one of the jewels of Dublin’s northside where the public can enjoy woodland walks, recreational facilities and, of course, the beautiful Rose Garden.  We invite everyone to come along over the weekend and enjoy a great day of family fun in this beautiful setting. 

Some of the attractions on offer are horse and carriage rides, a living history exhibition, the Big Bear Planetarium, live music, and lots more.

For those who want a day in the sun there will be a good assortment of trade stands and treats and of course our Farmers Market will be in full swing over the weekend also.

For all our gardening visitors we will have plant sellers, nurseries, garden centres, florists, and our Biodiversity Hub will inform you and keep you updated on all environmental issues affecting the UNESCO Biosphere for which St. Anne’s plays an important role.

Don’t miss the chance to spend a weekend during the summer enjoying the atmosphere,

Admission to the Rose Festival is free.  Car parking is available within the park for a small fee.


Upgrade of playgrounds at Bushy Park and Brickfields Park

Parks and Landscape Services are presently carrying out renewal works to the playgrounds at Bushy Park and Brickfields Park. Adverse weather has delayed work, but both playgrounds are expected to be completed by early May if conditions improve. Unfortunately the facilities will need to be closed to the public during renewal. Brickfield Playground improvements will include the repair to the ground surface and the refurbishment of existing play units.  Some new play pieces will be added including a pedal roundabout and a new multi-use climbing unit with slide.  Four carved wooden animal totems will also be included.

Bushy Park Playground works will include replacing the playground surface and resolving drainage issues.  A new mounded grass area will be created to include tunnels and rope bridges. A sand play area will be installed with a digger, crane and play tables. Existing playground equipment will be refurbished and some new play pieces will also be added, including a zip-line.

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.