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St Stephen's Green, Dublin

county dublinSt Stephen's Green is a rectangular public park in Dublin city centre, adjacent to one of Dublin's main shopping streets, Grafton Street. At 22 acres, it is the largest of the parks in Dublin's main Georgian squares and is often informally called Stephen's Green.

St Stephen's Green is open all year and the gates are open according to daylight hours. The grounds are rectangular, measuring 550m by 450m (approx) and are centred on a formal garden. In the north west corner of this central area there is a garden for the visually impaired with scented plants that can withstand handling - all labelled in Braille.

St Stephen's Green is very popular, particularly during the summer where workers, shoppers and lunching students all spend time watching the passing crowds and having lunch, feeding the ducks or just spending time in the sunshine. It is an ideal place to take a break and relax after a long tiring day of walking, shopping or sightseeing. The popular bandstand is still the focal point for free daytime lunchtime concerts in summer.

Probably Ireland's best known Victorian public park, St Stephen's Green has colourful flowerbeds, wonderful tree lined walks, shrubberies, herbaceous borders and an ornamental lake.

Hotel accommodation in and around St Stephen's Green gives visitors the opportunity to explore the numerous cultural, historical and leisure attractions in the vicinity of this leading Dublin location.

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