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St Patrick's Park, Dublin

Situated beside St. Patrick's Cathedral, it is believed that St. Patrick baptised the first Irish Christians on the grounds of what is now St Patrick's Park, with water from the River Poddle which flows underground.

Developed by Lord Iveagh under the St. Patrick's Park Act of 1897, the park was completed by July 1904 to a layout designed by Arthur Dudgeon C.E., in 1901. Lord Iveagh continued to maintain the park for a number of years until Dublin Corporation eventually took full responsibility in the 1920's.

The park, which contain a children's playground provides a beautiful setting for the cathedral and recent additions in 1988 include a Literary Parade highlighting the works of Swift, Mangan, Wilde, Shaw, Yeats, Synge, O'Casey, Joyce, Behan, Beckett, Clarke, Dillon and the Liberty Bell Sculpture.

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Patrick Street
Dublin 8,
Dublin

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