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

Killruddery House and Gardens - Bray County Wicklow Ireland
Killruddery House & Gardens
Bray, Co. Wicklow
The venerable garden at Killruddery, beautifully situated on the flank of the Little Sugar Loaf, is a unique survivor of history. Edward de Brabazon commissioned a Monsieur Bonet, trained at Versailles, to create the formal gardens there in 1682. ...
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Golf

Hollywood Lakes Golf Club - Ballyboughal Swords County Dublin Ireland
Hollywood Lakes Golf Club
Swords, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Parkland
The golf course at Hollywood Lakes is truly a test for every category of golfer. Currently there are 11 lakes and water features that sees water impact on 9 out of the 18 holes. Combine this element of the design with a multitude of trees a ...
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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

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology - Kildare Street Dublin 2 Ireland
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
Dublin 2, Dublin City
First opened in 1890 the National Museum of Ireland for Archaeology is the national repository for all archaeological objects found in Ireland and home to over two million artefacts dating from 7,000BC to the 20th Century exhibited in seven galle ...
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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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