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Herbert Park (Ballsbridge , Dublin 4)


Herbert Park (Ballsbridge , Dublin 4)

Herbert Park (IrishPáirc Hoirbeaird) taken over by Dublin Corporation in 1932 the 13 hectares (32 acres), are a fine example of how a relatively small park can provide a variety of amenities such as football, tennis, boules, croquet and children’s play area, while at the same time fulfilling an important conservational role in the heart of the city.

Jogging/Walking in Herbert Park

The length of the walking/jogging circuit around  Herbert Park is 1,570metres (approx.)

Herbert Park is named after Sidney Herbert (1810-1861), the father of the Earl of Pembroke who, in 1903, offered the site to Pembroke Urban District Council for development as a public park.  The famous Dublin International Trades Exhibition was held on the site in 1907, housing exhibits from the British Empire (including a complete Somalia village).  Thereafter the lands were developed as a public park.  The existing duck pond was constructed for the exhibition of 1907 to house the ‘Canadian Waterchute’, but little else remains of the original buildings.

For more details you may refer:

Panoramic Photography


Some Beautiful Park Pictures

Videos (Herbert Park)


Some Duck Pond Pictures


  • The Hive
  • Floral Schemes, Mature Tree Planting, Native Tree Trail
  • Historical
  • Leisure Walks
  • Tennis Pavillions and Sports Dressing Rooms
  • Large playground and smaller play area at Pembroke Cottage
  • Shelter and Bandstand
  • Sports Fields, Synthetic Pitch
  • Tennis, Croquet, Bowling, Bowls, jogging
  • Pond
  • Allotments

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