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"From the moment guests arrive at the first stop they are thrown into the midst of Easter 1916 as prominent Irish republican Helena Moloney who fought front and centre during the rebellion guides them onto the bus in the midst of the sounds of gunfire and commotion. Thus begins a thought-provoking and interactive 90 minute tour taking in some of the most prominent scenes of Easter Monday 1916 and its direct aftermath including City Hall Dublin Castle St. Stephen’s Green
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"Board the Dublin hop-on hop-off bus at any point along the route. With more than 30 centrally located stops to choose from you can create your own sightseeing agenda. Two routes are included with your ticket: the Purple Route which lasts for 1.5 hours and traverses the heart of central Dublin and the Pink Route which lasts for 30 minutes and covers the thriving Docklands area.For a leisurely experience stay on for the full loop on both routes listening to your onboard guide as you travel. If you fancy exploring by foot
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The beautiful Iveagh Gardens

In 1862, Benjamin Guinness bought Nos. 80-81 St. Stephen's Green and combined the two houses, turning them into the stately mansion that is Iveagh House today. It is now home to the Department of Foreign Affairs' headquarters, and therefore cannot be visited. However, just behind the house, you'll find the beautiful Iveagh Gardens, and these are open to the public. Designed in the 1860s, they offer a combination of the French and English garden styles, so while in some areas you'll find a cascade surrounded by natural landscapes, in others you'll find grand statues and fountains. The park was very quiet when we were there, there only were a few people walking and playing with their dogs (I even made friends with one of them!). In fact, it was so quiet and beautiful that I had to doublecheck to make sure I had not just walked into a private garden! So if you feel like taking a break from the city noise, this is definitely the place to go.

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Jefie
May 29, 2009

stretching out in the Iveagh Gardens

The Iveagh Gardens, located at the back of the National Concert hall and very close to Stephens Green, were originally owned by the Guinness family and were the gardens of their Dublin townhouse (which is now the Department of Foreign Affairs). They donated the gardens to the nation at the same time as the house and for many years they were almost unknown even to Dubliners. However in recent years, new entrances have opened and they are now very popular with lunchtime officeworkers. The Office of Public Works have done a wonderful job of restoring the various features of the gardens (originally laid out in the 1860's) and it really is an oasis in the centre of the city.

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Ruai
Jun 03, 2007

Secluded Gardens

Iveagh Gardens are a little south of St. Stephen's Green. They are very peaceful and secluded. Quite the hidden gem. The waterfall, maze, sun dial and rose garden are very pretty. There are lots of walkways where the trees bend over the top to make little tunnels.

Highly recommended for a romantic stroll.

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axekick
Mar 26, 2006

Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens
Developed as part of the Iveagh Estate in the 18th century, these gardens are still one of Dublin's best kept secrets. They lie behind the National Concert Hall and can be accessed via Harcourt Street, but are so well-tucked away that they remain quiet and tranquil even in the height of summer. The grounds were laid out at a time when all things Gothic were the height of fashion, so prepare to be slightly spooked by the park's dark, ivy-clad corners, eerie statues and winsome grotto. The gardens are currently under restoration and a Victorian rosarium has been recently rebuilt. A treasure.

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Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Iveagh Gardens

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St. Stephen's Green

Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was born in 1831 in a small village in County Cork. In 1856 he formed the "Phoenix National Literary Society," a secret society whose aim was Irish independence from...
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Little Museum of Dublin

This was a pleasant find, and it is well worth a visit. There are both permanent and visiting exhibitions, and it does justice to the Republic of Ireland even if it is in a very small space. The...
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St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre

After all our walking around Stephen's Green, we decided to head into the Stephen's Green Shopping centre to find somewhere to have a drink and something to eat. When this shopping centre opened in...
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Mansion House

The Lord Mayor's Residence, since 1715. Mansion House was originally constructed as a private dwelling by property developer Joshua Dawson, after whom Dawson Street is named. He sold it to the...
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Government Buildings

I came a cross this majestic building to find the gate closed and guarded. A sign in Gaelic "Tithe an Rialtais" and in English "Government Buildings," was on the gate with information about tours you...
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St. Ann's Church

While walking along Grafton Street you can get a great view of St. Ann's Church which is actually in Dawson Street but at the end of Anne Street. Building commenced in 1720 but the facade dates from...
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Getting to Iveagh Gardens

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Clonmel Street, Dublin 2

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