St Annes Park, Raheny
The former home of the Guinness family, St Anne’s Estate provides extensive public parklands and rose gardens just outside Dublin city centre. Covering 112 hectares, the park provides playing pitches, golf, tennis courts, a Saturday market, playground, café and more. It is also very close to Dollymount Strand, a coastal bird sanctuary. In addition to extensive woodlands, water features and recreational facilities, the rose gardens of St Anne’s Park are of international importance and are at their peak from June through September. The annual Rose Festival takes place on the 3rd weekend of July, a mix of food, arts and crafts, music and family fun.