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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Parks

This year
Here's what topped the list of the most visited OPW sites in Ireland in 2022
The OPW manages and maintains the most important of Ireland’s historic buildings and heritage.
Last year
Drivers urged to be cautious around deer breeding season
Deer are particularly at risk from late September to early November as they move around more.
Poll: How often do you visit your local park?
Do you regularly go to the green spaces in your area?
All time
Fencing put around St Stephen's Green bandstand to protect from 'any further damage', OPW says
Sections of the Cork city quays will also be fenced off after “recent large public gatherings”.
Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's national parks?
Test your knowledge.
84 Irish parks and gardens win Green Flag award
There were 14 awards for community-run spaces across the country.
Poll: Do you feel safe in public parks after dark?
Dublin City Council said it does not encourage anyone to enter into a public park after dark.
12 beautiful photos of trees around Ireland at the turn of autumn
“All the leaves are brown…”
Seven parks across Ireland have been given the Green Flag Award
The Green Flag Awards recognise parks that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways.
Check out these incredible images of US National Parks - from eye level and space
Simply stunning.
Donald Trump donates part of salary to National Park Service
Some have branded the move a stunt as the US President has proposed budget cutbacks to the service.
€500,000 to be invested in boosting tourism at Ireland's national parks
The funding will focus on the five national parks and five nature reserves along the Wild Atlantic Way, as well as Wicklow National Park.
6 free, fun activities to check out this evening around Ireland
Make the most of your Monday.
Fancy a cuppa? Dublin council are opening tearooms in a park near you
Tea rooms are opening in Harold’s Cross Park, St Patrick’s Park and in Herbert Park.
Minister insists 'no plans to sell National Parks'
Jimmy Deenihan’s statement follows a report this morning that suggested jobs could be lost, following a review of visitor services at the six parks.
From 'The Floozie' to Father Ted: Dublin's park sculptures in 10 fascinating facts
Did the statue to ‘yer man in Fairview ever get his head glued back on? Where is ‘Floozie in the Jacuzzi’ these days?… And what on Earth is ‘Nightmare on Duck Street’?
Government has no plans to buy 274 acre Liffey Valley site
Campaigners want the lands at St Edmundsbury in Lucan bought to make up part of a proposed Liffey Valley Park, but nobody seems to have the money.
Dublin to get 26 more parks (but just for the day, unfortunately)
Sites normally used for parking will be transformed today as part of a global initiative.
Pics: Dublin's 'pop-up' inner-city park opens its gates
The temporary park at Dominick Street Lower was envisioned by the Upstart collaborative group and financed in part through on online Fundit campaign.