The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland

The National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin is a brilliant place to visit. It is free to enter the gardens and is a great place to go for a walk. The gardens were founded in 1795 by the Dublin Society (later the Royal Dublin Society) and are today in State ownership through the Office of Public Works. They hold 20,000 living plants and many millions of dried plant … Continue reading The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland

Hellfire Club – Drone Aerial Photos

We received these great aerial photos of the Hellfire Club and Montpelier Hill from Anthony Kelly in Dublin.  These were taken from his drone. It looks great from above! Looking forward to seeing some more of these drone photos here and on his Instagram @miamikelly30 Also, check out our page on the Hellfire Club at http://takeahike.ie/2014/11/29/take-a-walk-to-the-hellfire-club/ Continue reading Hellfire Club – Drone Aerial Photos

River Dodder Walk: Morton’s to Knocklyon

The river Dodder is 26km long and passes Dublin suburbs of Tallaght and then Firhouse, travels through Rathfarnham, Templeogue, Rathgar, Milltown, Clonskeagh, Donnybrook, and Ballsbridge, and enters the Liffey near Ringsend, along with the Grand Canal, at Grand Canal Dock. As it goes through these area, there are a range of walkways and green areas to enjoy. This post focuses on a short but very enjoyable 2km walk from Mortons in Firhouse to Knocklyon. The track is in good condition … Continue reading River Dodder Walk: Morton’s to Knocklyon

Marlay Park

Marlay Park is a 121 hectares (300 acres) suburban public park located in Rathfarnham in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland. Lying about nine kilometers (5.5 miles) from Dublin city center, the parkland comprises woodlands, ponds and walks. Marlay Park is the official starting point of the 132 km Wicklow Way a long-distance walking trail, that begins at the car park adjacent to Marlay House. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlay_Park). Along with … Continue reading Marlay Park

The Phoenix Park

The Phoenix Park is an urban park in Dublin, Ireland, lying 2–4 km west of the city centre, north of the River Liffey. Its 11 km perimeter wall encloses 707 hectares (1,750 acres)it is also one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Park). The park provides the public with a variety of walks and loops around this amazing green area. … Continue reading The Phoenix Park

Grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Across the road from Kilmainham Gaol, the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham is a great spot to go for a stroll. Along with a big open green and gardens, the Irish Museum of Modern Art is also located here and is the home of the national collection of modern and contemporary art. You can enter at the gate in Kilmainham (near the Gaol) or on Military road. … Continue reading Grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham