Dublin Garden Squares Day 2017
Dublin Civic Trust is delighted to announce details of the eighth Dublin Garden Squares Day, taking place on Saturday 10th June 2017
An engaging day out
Enjoy expert walking tours, open houses, live performance and children's events in a fun family day out for all. Walk or cycle between the squares and discover the history of these magnificent urban gardens, their plants and wildlife, the people who once used them and the historic buildings that embrace them.
A series of free events will be held in each of the five Georgian squares - St. Stephen's Green, Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square on the south side of the river, and Parnell Square and Mountjoy Square on the north side.
Events are suitable for all the family and are intended to encourage Dubliners to visit these beautiful public gardens and interact with their history and built and natural heritage.
The 2017 event is placing an emphasis on guided tours, the most popular aspect of the day. A series of events will also take place in Mountjoy Square, where recent landscaping clearance now enables enjoyment of the full expanse of the square for the first time in decades. Comprehensive restoration of the original wrought-iron boundary railings is also underway as part of a larger plan to re-landscape the historic square in the coming years.