Blackrock, Co. Dublin

A fashionable watering place and seaside resort in the eighteenth century, the town of Blackrock gets its name from the black rock that lies offshore and once marked the city limits. An ancient cross still stands in the main street. The town boasts the famous Blackrock College, whose past pupils include Eamon de Valera and rock star Bob Geldof. Blackrock Park is a pleasant green area overlooking Dublin Bay and has a well equipped children's playground.

Famous residents of the town included the patriot hero Lord Edward Fitzgerald (a memorial stone marks the site of his house 'Frescati' on the corner opposite the park), and James Joyce (a plaque marks the house on the corner of Carysfort Avenue and Mount Merrion Avenue).

Gardens

Powerscourt Gardens - Enniskerry County Wicklow Ireland
Powerscourt Gardens
Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
Justly famous for the glory of its setting and the grandeur of its scale, Powerscourt is Ireland’s most visited garden. Parts of the plan date back to the 1740s when Richard Cassel, also architect of Leinster House, designed a series of ter ...
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Golf

Saint Margarets Golf Club - Saint Margarets County Dublin Ireland
Saint Margarets Golf Club
Swords, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Parkland
St. Maragret's Golf Club is a challenging 18 hole parkland golf course that sees water featuring heavily. It boasts big dramatic holes like the roller coaster twelfth, which rolls between two lakes and across a babbling brook to a majestically el ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Merrion Mews & Stables
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Dublin’s only surviving intact example of Georgian Domestic architecture at No. 63 Fitzwilliam Lane, Dublin 2. This quaint and charming 18th Century holiday retreat in the heart of the city has been restored to its original charm. The Mew ...
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What's On

Portmarnock Market - Co Dublin - Sundays
Portmarnock Market - Sunday 10am-5pm

Portmarnock Golf and Country club, Portmarnock, Co Dublin

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Tourist Attractions

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) - Royal Hospital Kilmainham - Dublin 8 Ireland
Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) - Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, Dublin City
The Irish Museum of Modern Art is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. The style is based on Les Invalides in Paris with a formal facade and a large elegant courtyard. The Royal Hospital in Chelsea ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Druids Glen Resort
Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow
In a stunning location between the sea and the mountains, and adjacent to Druids Glen Golf Club, this luxurious hotel just south of Dublin makes a fine venue for the larger wedding - and, for guests who can take a few days break, it has outstandi ...
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