Designated Quiet Areas

Dublin City Council has designated a number of locations around in Dublin as 'Quiet Areas'.

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Their low environmental sound levels (as identified by the noise mapping process) mean they can provide people with a more tranquil space to visit, away from the noise of the rest of the city.

The following 8 locations are ‘Quiet Areas’:

  • Blessington Basin, Blessington Street
  • Edenmore Park, Raheny
  • Mount Bernard Park, Shandon Park, Phibsborough
  • Dollymount SSA, Clontarf (terrestrial area only)
  • St. Anne’s Park, Raheny
  • Palmerston Park, Dartry
  • Ranelagh Gardens, Ranelagh
  • The Cabbage Gardens, Cathedral Lane, D2

More details can be found in the report below.


Q: Does 'quiet' mean that a quiet area has to be as quiet as a library?

A: No. The sounds of babies crying, children shouting while playing, etc are not discouraged.

Q: Does 'quiet' mean that noisy maintenance work such as grass-cutting will not be carried out?

A: No. Maintenance work will be undertaken as necessary.

Q: Are visitors discouraged in order to maintain a certain level of 'quietness'.

A: No.

Contact Details

Waste Management and Environment

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