St Stephen’s Green
Located only 15-20minutes walk from the Mespil Hotel is Ireland's best known Victorian public park. St. Stephen's Green is a 9 hectare/22 acre park that has been maintained in the original Victorian layout with extensive perimeter tree and shrub planting, spectacular spring and summer Victorian bedding. The herbaceous border also provides colour from early spring to late autumn. Sanctuary from inclement weather can be obtained in the Victorian lakeside shelter or in the Victorian Swiss shelters in the center of the park.
Over 3.5 km of pathways are accessible for all users and the waterfall and Pulham rock work on the western side of the green are worth of a visit likewise the ornamental lake which provides a home for waterfowl and a garden for the visually impaired.
A number of sculptures are located throughout the park and the children's playground is a popular attraction of the park.
The Mespil Gourmet Food Market
Every Thursday come rain or shine the Mespil Market is open from 11am – 2.30pm all year round. Its located on the banks of the Grand Canal just opposite the Mespil Hotel entrance.