Nestled among the stately homes of Ballsbridge, Herbert Park is a true gem that has retained its timeless character, class, and beauty.
In 1903 the then Earl of Pembroke gave 32 acres of land to The City of Dublin so that it could be transformed into a public park. Later, in 1907, the World’s Fair — also known as the Dublin International Trades Exhibition — found its home on the grounds. Today, plenty of Dubliners enjoy the wonderful amenities in this beautiful green spot.
Some of the things you will find here include football pitches, tennis courts, walkways, a lovely children’s playground, a relaxing duck pond, a bowling green, a croquet field where you can often watch a few good matches, and plenty of room for you and the family to run about. Herbert Park is perfect for that happy sunny day stroll, or that fun picnic with friends.
The park is the ideal spot to blend in with the locals (hide the map and guide books), and just be. If picnics are not your thing, a variety of local restaurants are within walking distance. If Irish food, properly served, is what you want, Roly’s Bistro is the place to go. If you are in the mood for something with a Latin flair, then head over to Bella Cuba just around the corner!