Dublin is located on the east coast of Ireland by the River Liffey. This city is the largest city in the country, also it is the capital of Ireland. Dublin, one of the most visitor-attracting cities in Europe, has been a significant settlement from the Middle Ages to the present day in the lands ruled by the Vikings, divided into eastern and western parts today. In addition to the city’s historical texture, we can say that it is the most tourist city in Ireland with entertainment points, cultural features and points where the heart of art beats. June and August is the best time to visit Ireland, which is famous for its coldness if you want to visit Ireland in hot weather. During these periods, the average temperature is around 20 degrees; remember that it is not extremely hot.
When you come to Ireland, you will witness that many places are like postcard squares. Ireland, a small island country, has a total population of 4 and a half million. A quarter of the population lives in the capital Dublin. Although Ireland is the 6th safest in the world, Dublin is a city that receives a lot of tourists, so it is useful to take care of your belongings while walking on the road. One of the most beautiful things about Dublin is that you can easily walk around the city centre on foot, all you need is a comfortable pair of sneakers. Because it is a regular city, many places to visit and see are located close to each other. But be careful, make sure to choose sunny days for making a picnic or a date in a park.
1. Phoenix Park
When it comes to Dublin, it is impossible not to mention the Phoenix Park, which surprises people as a parking area of over a thousand acres in a city where you can reach many points even on foot. the park, which is one of the largest enclosed park areas in Europe with its 11-kilometer walls, was used as a hunting ground for the royal family in the 1660s and was opened for the use of Dublin residents in 1747. The park, which contains many architectural structures, is also home to the Irish zoo. If you want to enjoy the Victorian flower gardens and encounter deer wandering in the park, be sure to stop by Phoenix Park, which is open seven days a week. Phoenix Park, which attracts the most visitors among the public open spaces in Ireland, is one of the rare environments where peace is felt, away from the noise decked out with nature. Here, if you wish, you can feed the swans on the lake, observe the deer, enjoy sitting on the grass with birdsong and tiny squirrels. But be careful, it is forbidden to feet the deers.
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2. St. Stephen’s Green
Designed by William Sheppard, the park has been a public escape point in nature since 1880. Located quite close to Grafton Street, the park is also the largest of the Georgian gardens. In addition to being one of the most beautiful and largest parks in the city, this is actually one of the points where painful events took place in the history of Ireland. This area, which used to be used for executions, was surrounded by walls, and then it was opened and made suitable for public visits. Don’t forget that there is a mini waterfall and Pulham rock work in the garden, which covers about 22 acres of land, and if you visit in the summer, you can also come across concerts! It is possible to spend a quiet quiet time in this natural habitat, where it exists in a small pond, and relieve the fatigue of sightseeing.
3. Eamon Ceannt Park
Between Sundrive Road and Clogher Road, in the Crumlin neighbourhood of South Dublin City, is where you’ll find Eamonn Ceannt Park. An athletic track, playing fields, tennis courts, a basketball court, a children’s playground, and a cutting-edge cycling velodrome are among its many mature trees.
The park in honour of one of the 1916 Rising leaders who was executed is called Eamonn Ceannt Park. It is situated in the Crumlin neighbourhood, south of Dublin City, between Sundrive Road and Clogher Road. The park, which covers 17 hectares and was built in the 1960s, features old trees, an athletic track, a cycling velodrome, playing fields, tennis courts, a basketball court, a pavilion, and a playground for kids. There are occasionally hosted band concerts as well.
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