People's Park, Dún Laoghaire

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People's Park
People's Park in Dún Laoghaire.jpg
Lamps in the People's Park
Type Municipal
Location Dún Laoghaire
Area 1 hectare (0.010 km2; 0.0039 sq mi)
Created 29 September 1890
Operated by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Status Open all year
Website www.dlrcoco.ie

People's Park is a public park in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, near the East Pier.

History[edit]

A Martello Tower was previously built on the site in 1805, as can be seen from maps from 1817 and 1821.[1]

The park was officially opened on 29 September 1890.[1] The land had been acquired by the Kingstown town commissioners in 1889 and the park had been designed by J. L. Robinson, an architect who was chairman of the Town Commissioners.[1]

The current system of pathways was in place by 1937.[1]

Amenities[edit]

The park is approximately two hectares in size and is bounded by Summerhill Road, Park Road and a railway cutting.

The gate lodge is at the entrance at the junction of Upper Georges Street, Park Lane and Summerhill Road.

The bandstand is at the centre of the park, with a playground to the east. There are two fountains in the park as well as Tea Rooms and a Garden for the Blind.[1]

Sunday Markets are held on Sundays throughout the year.[2]

The nearest railway station is Sandycove and Glasthule on Summerhill Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e The History of the People’s Park, Dún Laoghaire County Council
  2. ^ Sunday Market Dun Laoghaire

Coordinates: 53°17′24″N 6°07′43″W / 53.289863°N 6.128735°W / 53.289863; -6.128735