Friday, September 24, 2010

St. Stephens Green Dublin City

Up to the mid 1600's this was a marshy green area just outside Dublin city centre used for grazing. Then the city council decided to enclose it and turn it into a park and sell of the land to raise some money. Up until the 1880's it was exclusive to just the residents of the Square, the Guinness family updated its layout to its current design.
"In Gratitude for the help given to the German children by the Irish after world war II"
Yeats memorial

For Dublin can be heaven, With coffee at eleven
And a stroll in Stephen's Green,There's no need to hurry
There's no need to worry, You're a king and the lady's a queen
From the song  Dublin Saunter

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