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

June Blakes Garden - Blessington County Wicklow Ireland
June Blakes Garden & Nursery
Blessington, Co. Wicklow
June Blake’s Garden and Nursery is a plantaholic’s dream and the fact that it is just minutes away from her brother Jimi’s garden at Hunting Brook creates a double attraction. June’s three acres of young garden, set out ar ...

Golf

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Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
Portmarnock, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Links
The Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links is set in splendid surroundings overlooking the magnificent beach known as Velvet Strand. The house was originally owned by the Jameson family, famous for their Irish whiskey. Their home has been tastefully co ...

Self Catering

Selfcatering
No. 25 Eustace Street
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Located in the heart of Dublin’s liveliest quarter, no. 25. Eustace Street is a perfect location for exploring Dublin’s buoyant, contemporary cultural life. The property dates from c.1720. It is one of a small number of houses of the ...

What's On

Fingal Farmers Market - Swords Co Dublin - Saturdays
Fingal Farmers Market - Saturdays

Beside Swords Courthouse

Tourist Attractions

Iveagh Gardens - Dublin 2 Ireland
Iveagh Gardens
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Initially laid out as a private pleasure garden by 'Copper-faced Jack', Earl of Clonmell The Iveagh Gardens in their present form were laid out in 1863 by Benjamin Guinness - after he had built what is now Iveagh House on St. Stephen's Green - an ...

Wedding Venues

Shelbourne Hotel Dublin - Wedding Venue - The Great Room
The Shelbourne Dublin
Dublin 2, Dublin City
The Irish Constitution was drafted here and the recent brief closure of this opulent 18th-century hotel overlooking St Stephen's Green (Europe's largest garden square) has served as a reminder to Dubliners that it is still central to life in the ...
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