Fairview Park, Dublin

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Fairview Park
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Fairview Park, Dublin
Fairview Park is located in Dublin
Fairview Park
Fairview Park
Fairview Park is located in Ireland
Fairview Park
Fairview Park
Type Urban park
Location Fairview, Dublin
Coordinates 53°21′42″N 6°13′56″W / 53.36167°N 6.23222°W / 53.36167; -6.23222
Area 20 hectares (0.20 km2)
Created 1934
Operated by Office of Public Works
Open All year

Fairview Park (Irish: Páirc Fionnradharc) is a park to the north of central Dublin, Ireland, in the district of Fairview. The park is noted for its seasonal bedding displays but also has playing fields, a children's playground and tree-lined walks. Originally a tidal mud flat which was used for land fill in the early 1900s, the park was developed in the late 1920s and Bye Laws were formally adopted by Dublin Corporation in 1934.

The Tolka River runs right past the park, Clontarf Road DART station is located near the park, and across the railway line there is a 400-metre athletics track and a Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann hall.

A memorial statue of Seán Russell was unveiled by Cumann Uaigheann Na Laochra Gael, (the National Graves Association group), in Fairview Park, September 1951. A new statue of him was erected in May 2009.

In March, 1983, prior to the first Dublin Pride parade, a march was held from the city centre of Dublin to Fairview Park. This was in response to the murder of Declan Flynn and the resulting trial.

The park was disrupted during the construction of the Dublin Port Tunnel.

The park contains several association football pitches. Both Sheriff Y.C. and Belvedere[1] play home games in the park.

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