A New Native Tree Trail For Finglas Park

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To mark National Tree Day on Thursday 6th October the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Andrew Montague, will officially open a Native Tree Trail in Johnstown Park. The Lord Mayor will also plant a tree as part of this new Trail. The event takes place at 11am in Johnstown Park, Finglas East, when the Lord Mayor, accompanied by children from St. Canice’s Boys School and members of the community, will walk the new Tree Trail.

“Today is National Tree Day and I am delighted to open this fantastic new Native Tree Trail in Johnstown Park. It is a beautiful, natural and peaceful setting, a piece of the countryside within an ever-changing urban Dublin. Now more than ever it is important to value and preserve our original Irish native species for generations to come. The Trail will provide a fun and educational resource for all users and I am certain that it will be full of walkers, joggers, families and children from now on,” said Lord Mayor Andrew Montague.       

Johnstown Park Native Tree Trail, the fourth in Dublin city, introduces visitors to a selection of Ireland’s native trees which grow naturally within the park. Fifteen native tree sign posts and a tree trail map will assist explorers with their search for species of trees like hazel, ash, yew and willow. This project is an initiative of Dublin City Council’s Biodiversity Action Plan for the city’s parks.


Notes to the Editor

The event will take place at the main entrance to Johnstown Park, Glasanaon Road, Finglas East, Dublin 11 adjacent to the playground. Johnstown Park is a large city park comprising 12.75 hectares of parkland including several hectares of mature planting and tree lined walks. It serves the communities of Finglas and Glasnevin. Facilities include:

  • Tennis courts
  • Playground for children 0-12 years
  • Playing pitches for soccer and GAA

Other Native Tree Trails can be found in Bushy Park, Crumlin, Poppintree Park, Ballymun and Markievicz Park, Ballyfermot.