A newly reopened haven on the very edge of Dublin City, St Audeon’s Park is part of the St Audeon’s Church grounds which are more historically significant than you’d think. The park is part of a regeneration project of green spaces in the liberties (The Liberties Greening Strategy) which took place over the past couple of years, making the most of our public parks and making them more attractive and accessible.
While the park itself only dates to the 1980s, the immediate area features some of the cities oldest and most significant buildings and structures, including the most well-preserved section of the 12th-century city walls and the Medieval parish church of St Audeon – Dublin’s oldest church that is still in use.
The park was closed in recent years due to dilapidation and anti-social behaviour but since it was reopened in March 2019, it is a lovely place to visit. You can admire the gorgeous church, play on the unusual musical sculptures and enjoy the bright beautiful flowerbeds. From the park, you can also access the church itself and the visitor’s centre if you want to learn more about your surroundings. If an afternoon in the park makes you thirsty, there is a great craft beer pub right next door called The Beer Market, great for trying something new.