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There’s a reason green is the national colour of Ireland. The whole island is defined by its lush fields, verdant woodland and gorgeous gardens – and the capital city is no different. It’s home to Phoenix Park, the largest urban park in Europe, and elsewhere it brims with luxuriant public spaces, many complete with photo-worthy sculptures, manicured flower beds and a surprising amount of forest.
Dublin’s best parks are a treasure trove for outdoorsy types: there’s so much to explore and each offers something new, from the quiet oasis of Iveagh Gardens in the centre to the vast suburban expanse of Marlay Park. Sunny days aren’t guaranteed, so pack a poncho, and if you fancy a more ambitious ramble, try one of these excellent day trips. Start ticking off these brilliant things to do in Dublin while you’re at it, and you’ll be well away.
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