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St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

Many Dubliners consider St. Stephen’s Green to be the true centre point of Dublin because it’s such an important part of the city. Surrounded by Georgian buildings and two of the city’s best five-star hotels, it’s a gorgeous city park with a rich and interesting past.

A Brief History Lesson

There’s 400 years of history on our doorstep starting in 1663 when Dublin Corporation enclosed the centre of a marshy common and sold the land around it for building. In 1880 Arthur Guinness has the park redesigned and presented to the people of the city.

During the Easter Rising in 1916, a group of about 250 members of the Irish Citizen Army, including the legendary Countess Markievicz, held a position in St Stephen’s Green.

St. Stephen's Green

St. Stephen’s Green Today

Today our beautiful park is an oasis of calm in the very middle of a busy capital city. Filled with families feeding the ducks, office workers on a quick break and tourists admiring the great many important sculptural monuments to Irish history.

You’ll see locals taking shortcuts, school kids chasing each other, young couples sunning themselves on the lawns, you’ll soon see why time spent in St. Stephen’s Green is time well spent.

St. Stephen's Green Aerial Photo

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GPS coordinates: Lat 53.339442° Lon -6.261306°

Public Transport

There is a regular bus service called “Aircoach” departing from Dublin Airport every 15 minutes from 10 past the hour. The nearest stop to The Fitzwilliam Hotel is Grafton Street, near Trinity College which is a 10 minute stroll from the hotel. An adult ticket costs €7.00 per person or €14.00 p.p. return. Alternatively a taxi will cost approximately €30.00. The taxi rank is located outside Terminal 1 on the arrival level. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

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Private Transport

We can arrange a transfer from Dublin Airport to The Fitzwilliam Hotel by private car and driver. There are a variety of vehicles available depending on the number of guests and quantity of luggage. For more details please contact our concierge team on [email protected] or 01 4787000

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Private Parking

The 5 Star Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin offers secure parking for hotel residents. Valet parking is provided on a complimentary basis however, an overnight charge of €20.00 is applicable.

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