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Blessington Street Park (The Basin)

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Address: 7 Blessington Street Park, Dublin, Ireland
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A hidden little bit of paradise , pity about the drunks

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... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Dublin, Ireland
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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
Dublin, Ireland
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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 and worse do tend to congregate towards the phibbsboro end of the park but they... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Casablanca, Morocco
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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
Dublin, Ireland
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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 two parks Iveagh Gardens is the more impressive but the Blessington Street Park has much... More 

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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 authority in the 1990s. We normally enter through the Blessington Street gate, to be greeted... More 

Thank permia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Found this little park and lake a short walk from the hotel where we were staying by accident. An old reservoir which had a sealed surface path and what I imagine would be attractive flower beds in season. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank checkribs
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

I just stumbled across this place while I was out for a run, and it was amazingly beautiful! I definitely recommend adding this to your walking / running route. It's on the way between the city centre and the Glasnevin cemetery.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

Very pretty garden areas that are well maintained with flowers. The small lake is easy to walk around on a paved path. Some nice art is embedded in a wall. Benches are around and its nice quiet place to rest and relax. Saw folks resting and one person jogging around the lake.

Thank Don P
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Quite and surprisingly pretty. Not far from the noisy center and the overpopulated georgian houses on Blessinton St.

Thank Margarita G

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