What the Iveagh Gar­dens means to visi­tors

The Irish Times - Weekend Review - - OUTDOORS -

Friends told me it was the only place with a wa­ter­fall in Dublin. It’s a cool lit­tle spot, hid­den away from all the hus­tle and bus­tle. – Ni­amh Lyons

I work in the city cen­tre, and al­ways meet friends here for lunch. Stephen’s Green is al­ways packed. This is much more chilled. – Eoin O’Reilly

I work nearby, and come here daily for the sound of wa­ter, for the space, it’s nice and calm. – Adrian Cor­co­ran This is a big­ger green space than any in Malta, where I live. – Manuel González

It’s qui­eter, more pri­vate, and you don’t hear the traf­fic. – Barry O’Brien

I come for the peace and the beauty, and es­pe­cially for that wa­ter­fall, on a sunny day it’s as good as the Di­a­mond Falls in St Lu­cia in the Caribbean. I love the walled gar­den area too, with the maze and the roses. As soon as I walk in and hear the wa­ter, I know I have a spe­cial half-hour to my­self. – Imelda Condon

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