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People's Park is a public park in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, near the East Pier.Work out when and for how long to visit People's Park and other Dun Laoghaire attractions using our handy Dun Laoghaire trip maker site .
A Martello Tower was previously built on the site in 1805, which can be seen from maps from 1817 and 1821.
The park was officially opened on 29 September 1890. The land had been acquired by the Kingstown town commissioners in 1889 and the park had been designed by J. L. Robinson, an architect who was chairman of the Town Commissioners.
The current system of pathways was in place by 1937.
The park is approximately two hectares in size and is bounded by Summerhill Road, Park Road and a railway cutting.
The gate lodge is at the entrance at the junction of Upper Georges Street, Park Lane and Summerhill Road.
The bandstand is at the centre of the park, with a playground to the east. There are two fountains in the park as well as Tea Rooms and a Garden for the Blind.
Sunday Markets are held on Sundays throughout the year.
The nearest railway station is Sandycove and Glasthule on Summerhill Road.
People's Park Reviews
I didnt know what to expect, but as soon as we landed in Dublin and checked in to our hotel, we bought a DART ticket to Dun Laoghaire. Great train ride (about 30 minutes). Dun Laoghaire is a beautiful... more »
Interesting little park open every day and at weekends they sometimes have a farmers market selling veg meats and other bits and pieces more »
I love this place! During the week it’s pretty much just a small walk through park that leads to the sea. However, on Sunday from 11am-16pm is is a food market. It has everything from organic burgers to Korean noodles and chocolate stands to vegetable kiosks. You’ll absolutely find something there for you and your kids. It’s a great family park and very safe. I’d imagine there’s at least 30 places to get some sort of food. There are toilets too and always some artists playing some nice relaxing music.
It's nice clean park.I tend to go on Sunday when they're Sunday Market is on from 10 am till 5 pm. There are a lot of food stands, Arts and craft, organic vegetables and fruits to purchase and everyone brings they're dogs and picnic blankets
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