A picturesque walled park with a landscaped walk around a large lake and plenty of places to sit. Built in the early 19th century to provide a clean water supply to the north of the city. From the 1860’s on, the Basin’s water was used to supply distilleries in Bow Street (Jamesons) and John’s Lane (Powers) until 1976. Completely refurbished in 1993/94 and now a quiet city haven, providing a “secret garden” for local residents and visitors alike. Bird sanctuary on the central island.
Birdwatching Dublin is a fan of Blessington St Basin. Their website notes: “This is a hidden gem … There is an island in the middle of the pond and beautiful plants and trees throughout. Therefore it attracts a variety of waterfowl as well as typical parkland birds and gulls.” See some fine wildlife photos here.
Open every day from 10am; closing time varies in line with nightfall.
Contact & Pricing:
Blessington Street Basin, Dublin 7
Tel: 01 222 5278