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Recommended Reviews for Palmerston Park
4 reviews in English
Review from Stephen K.
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Watch out for the duck pond. In the twilight, careless walkers may mistake its green algae for grass and stroll right in. I got within a few feet before my walking companion pulled me back.
Dangers aside, this is a gorgeous park. Gorgeous and old. You can feel its age. These massive trees didn't spring up in the last couple of years - I'm sure their roots were already deep when my grandparents were young. There is something very special about strolling around a beautiful old park this like without seeing another soul.
Other parks may be more beautiful, but few are as stately.
Review from Kelly T.
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Palmerston Park is a treasure of a park that admittedly I lived right next to and didn't notice it was there until about 7 months in. From the outside it's deceptviely small looking, but once you get inside you'll find that it's quite large and there's many different sections and areas.
If you ever get a sunny spring day it's perfect place to sit outside and relax in the sunshine. There's a footpath that goes around the perimeter of the park. It's excellent if you're looking for a change in your walking routine or somewhere safe for the kids to ride their bikes around. I've never seen the park crowded which is perfect because you're always sure to get a spot on the grass, which can't be said for St. Stephen's Green.
And also a nerdy history note, Palmerston Park was the headquarters of James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, during the Battle of Rathmines in 1649. When Butler and his troops were defeated, the route was opened for Cromwell to invade the rest of Ireland ... ok so maybe not a selling point for the park, but still something to think about when you're bikin around.
Review from Jo M.
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Unlike its Scottish counterpart, Palmerston Park in Dartry is a secluded, peaceful place in which Dublin's southsiders are free to wander and relax.
Its semi-circular shape gives the impression that the park is very small, but take a walk through and you'd be surprised. Colourful garden beds and walking paths weave their way through the park, and you'll even come across a waterfall and duck pond on one side, and a children's playground on the other.
I've often seen elderly people taking a turn around this park, along with the occasional father and son having a kick around with a football.
Review from Qype User (sophie…)
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- Qype User sophie…
This is a great place to take the kids. It's clean and quiet and is there perfect location for a picnic. There's a good playground complete with slide, swings and jungle gym and a small pond where hungry ducks await feeding!!
Small but charming and only a five minute walk from the Milltown luas stop.