"In search of green around grey Dublin" Glendalough Tip by tvdm

Glendalough, Dublin: 20 reviews and 35 photos

  The Upper Lake at Glendalough
by tvdm

Something I often hear from people who come and visit me, is that Dublin is not a very green city. This may be true for the city centre, but then people already forget beautiful Merrion Square and St. Stephen's Green right there. Phoenix Park is Europe's largest open space of green within a major city - so there!

Moreover, the well-established residential areas directly south of the city centre offer beautiful green sights, as well as many trendy bars and cute shops. Try suburbs as Ballsbridge, Ranelagh and Rathmines and you will be amazed by how green Dublin really is!

If you're looking for green outside, go to the Wicklow Mountains where the old ruins of Glendalough lie amidst a green valley (see picture). You can admire the lush gardens of Powerscourt estate or dream away in the peaceful Vale of Avoca. Alternatively, seaside suburbs like Bray and Howth offer fresh air and good cuisine and are easy to reach by local train. And the pastoral setting of ancient monuments such as Newgrange isn't too far from Dublin either.

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  • Updated Mar 16, 2003
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