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Blessington Street Park (The Basin)

7 Blessington Street Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 830 0833
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Ducks, lots of ducks and a nice walk.

Always wanted to visit here for a wander around "The Basin", but each time I was on my way it... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Shaun K
Ratoath, Ireland
The hidden gem in the city

The Blessington Basin is located in between Dublin City Centre and Phibsboro. The water area is... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
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“bird life” (2 reviews)
“flower beds” (2 reviews)
“walk around” (2 reviews)
7 Blessington Street Park, Dublin, Ireland
North City Centre
+353 1 830 0833
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Always wanted to visit here for a wander around "The Basin", but each time I was on my way it lashed! So this time on a lovely sunny day I took the wee guy for a walk around it and stopped to watch the ducks...More

Thank Shaun K
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The Blessington Basin is located in between Dublin City Centre and Phibsboro. The water area is home to a lot of birds and ducks. Great place to just sit and relax and watch the world go by. However, there are times when the walking areas...More

Thank hurricane999
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely place in the middle of Dublin to chill out for a hour and feed the ducks give it a go you won't been disappointed.

Thank honest280
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This was once a crucial part of the water supply for the city of Dublin but now it is a charming quiet retreat from the bustle of the city. The main feature is the basin and the walkway around it. You will find a good...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful spot frequented by the homeless living in the nearby shelter. The serenity may be disturbed by drunken arguments.

Thank AsiaBROB
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Wonderful jewel hidden off the main drags A lovely rectangular walk around the water feature is a favourite exercise spot for the staff of the local Mater hospital. Beautiful wrought iron benches ideal for sunny lunchtimes with sandwiches from the local favourite Deli Suz Drunks...More

Thank ProfessorRathgar
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Luckily I live next to the basin,it's a wonderful escape when you live so close to the city,the flowers are always worth a photo and the new fairy garden is lived by the kids,keep up the good work

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Flowers blooming, large assortment and colors blended well. The smells are pleasant, no foul smells from the small pond. Able to walk around and enjoy.

Thank G L
Reviewed 16 May 2016

There are two public parks in Dublin that the majority of Dubliners may be unaware of so they are often referred to as ’secret gardens’. One is Iveagh Gardens near Stephen’s Green and the other is the little park at Blessington Street Basin. Of the...More

1  Thank infomatique
Reviewed 30 January 2016

This little area of tranquillity so close to the city centre is precious. Acting as a reservoir providing water to the north city since the early 1800s and continuing as a water source to distilleries until the 1970s, it was handsomely revamped by the local...More

Thank permia
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