If the weather is good Stephen's Green is a truly lovely park to while away an hour or two perusing. It is Ireland's best-known public park and was reopened to the public in 1880 by Lord Ardilaun. Maintained in the original Victorian style the park boasts over 3.5km of pathways along with impressive foliage, shrubbery and sculptures including a bust of James Joyce, a memorial for William Butler Yeats and a seated Lord Ardilaun facing the Royal College of Surgeons.
The Green also plays host to many concerts and outdoor cultural events during the summer months and guided tours are available on request. This is the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of Grafton Street and you'll be sure to find the people of Dublin enjoying and ice cream or stretched out reading a book on the spacious lawns.