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- Directions: Access to the park is from Blessington Street.
Blessington Street Basin (Dublin's Secret Garden)Dublin City Dublin - Ireland East
Located at the end of Blessington Street, a 10-minute walk from O'Connell Street, Blessington Street Basin is a former city reservoir that today provides a quiet haven for both visitors and local wildlife, having been fully refurbished in 1994. It is often referred to as Dublin's ‘secret garden’, as it remains largely undiscovered and is an oasis of calm in the busy city. The park is surrounded by high stone walls and lined with plants and seating. Blessington Street Basin is one of the most unusual parks in the city, as 80 percent of the area of the park is water. An artificial island has been developed in the centre to create a refuge for the ducks and swans that regard the basin as home. The park can be accessed from Blessington Street. It is open daily during daylight hours. Admission is free.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)16 61 2369
Address: Blessington Street, Dublin City, Co Dublin, Dublin 7, Republic of Ireland