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

Burton Hall Garden - Border
Burton Hall
Dublin 18, Dublin City
An oasis in the midst of a commercial hub, the fine old walled garden of 1731 Burton Hall has a new incarnation as a teaching garden and is part of the training and rehabilitation programme for Cluain Mhuire. There are lots of enjoyable thing ...

Golf

Portmarnock Golf Clubhouse
Portmarnock Golf Club
Portmarnock, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Links
On Christmas Eve of 1893 a Scottish Insurance broker named W.C. Pickeman and his friend George Ross rowed over from Sutton to the peninsula of Portmarnock to scout out the land as a p ...

Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Cottage
A 200 year old cottage on a farm high in the Dublin Mountains, with dramatic views over the city and bay, beautifully restored to provide a relaxing alternative to big city bustle.

What's On

Castleknock Village Food Market
Sunday 10am-4pm

Location:

Castleknock Shopping Centre (Behind Silver Spoon/Flynn's Auctioneers), Castleknock Village, Dublin 15

Contact:

Darragh Walshe Tel: ...

Tourist Attractions

Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum - Fitzwilliam Street Lower Dublin 2 Ireland
Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Number Twenty Nine is Dublin's Georgian House Museum. Visitors take a guided tour from the basement to the attic, through rooms which have been furnished with original artefacts as they would have been in the years 1790 to 1820. Visiting the e ...

Wedding Venues

Fallon & Byrne - Wedding Venue Dublin Ireland
Fallon & Byrne
Dublin 2, Dublin City
This chic, contemporary French restaurant could easily be missed given its location above their ground floor speciality grocery and food market (which simply begs you to browse). The function room is another floor above it - accessed by lift or s ...
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