Local Attractions #21: Iveagh Gardens

The Iveagh Gardens are situated in Dublin City Centre and were designed by Ninian Niven in 1865. Set on 3 hectares of land, the Iveagh Gardens display an extraordinary collection of landscaped gardens and features, including the yew maze, the rosarium, and the fountains. Chief among the beautiful features are the Rustic Grottos and Cascade, all helping to create the wonder and awe of Dublin’s “Secret Garden”.

The Iveagh Gardens are often described as a hidden gem in Dublin’s City Centre, due to both its exquisite nature as well as being one of the least known of Dublin’s parks and gardens. The reason for this lends to the fact the gardens are almost completely surrounded by buildings making them less noticeable and a little hard to find, unlike other green spaces in Dublin. This makes them one of Dublin's hidden gems.
The Iveagh GardensTransferred into State care in 1991, the gardens are now fully open to the public and entry is free. Make sure to check the official website here for opening times.


Admission is free for everyone.

Distance from The West County Hotel
The Iveagh Gardens are located 9km from The West County Hotel, or a 25 minute drive. Take Bus 26 from outside the hotel and get off at Stop 406 (Nassau). The Iveagh Gardens is located a 7-minute walk from this bus stop.

Contact Details for The Iveagh Gardens
Address: The Iveagh Gardens, Clonmel Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 00353 (0)1 475 7816
Email: info@heritageireland.ie.
Website: www.iveaghgardens.ie.

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