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Non-Gardeners Group Gig: Visit To Corkagh Demesne

  • Date: Sunday 7th October 2012
  • Time: 11.30 am on location
  • Details: We will have a personal guide for the tour of this wonderful estate….
  • Numbers: 20 maximum.
  • Booking: Leave a comment below saying ‘I’m in’ and you’re good
  • With thanks to: South Dublin County Council

What is The Non Gardeners Group:

A fine and dandy day out in the great outdoors. Here you may choose to hold hands, or not, point at trees, listen and learn or quite simply smile and laugh with your nearest or dearest should you choose to bring them with you. The horticulture bit you may ask ? That’s optional but, should you choose to ask them questions – I and a host of others will be there and the information on tap. All of the great bits of green and horticulture – except in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt [if thats what you like to wear ;) ].

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A little about Corkagh Park ?

Opened to the public in 1986 Corkagh Park is located near the Naas road stretching towards Clondalkin village and consists of 120 hectares. Formerly part of the Corkagh Demense, the park contains a playground, pet farm for young people, a caravan park, sports facilities for soccer, cricket and American baseball, angling to name but a few. The park has a wonderful selection of plants, allotments, a formal rose garden and the Famine arboretum has a wonderful display of trees from the five continents where Irish people travelled during the Great Famine. Also of intrigue maybe is the history of the park.

Why this park ?

Quite simple really. This email came in following the non gardeners group last outing:

Hi Peter
Just looking at the lovely photos of Sonairte – I haven’t been – its on the list!! I am getting in touch to see if we could provide a tour for your group in Corkagh Park sometime. Corkagh is a fun place with something for everyone – since you’ve been in South Dublin, Corkagh has acquired a fishery, rose garden, pet farm, allotments, cricket pitch, was the baseball diamond there?, cycle track and a dog run as well as all the other stuff that was there.

Have a good weekend
Máire Ní Dhomhnaill, Environmental Services Department

Garden Group-ees Note:

    • Booking: via comment – here/ below only. Its easier to count numbers.
    • Contact me: see below. Not a problem and do
    • Other: No car ? Leave a comment. It will be easily solved. People are very lovely ’round these parts. Do come on your own. I do, usually. Or bring the family.You won’t be alone.
    • Dress Code: this is Ireland. See weather.
    • Duration: 1.30 hours or longer if you are enjoying yourself
    • Weather: the weather…. your guess is as good as mine.
    • Lunch: I usually suggest picnic.
    • Anything else: leave a comment below or gimme a call. See below
    • Directions: meeting point is at the Main Car Park Entrance off St. John’s Grove.

Directions from M50: Take N7 ExitTurn Right at Newlands Cross onto R113 Drive 1.13km then Turn Left onto St. Johns Grove, Clondalkin and continue to Park Entrance.

Directions from Lucan/N4: Take Liffey Valley Exit and continue along Fonthill Road for approx. 3.2km. You will come to a roundabout at the junction with the New Nangor Road. Take the 2nd Exit and continue 50 metres to next Roundabout Take the first Exit continuing onto R113. Take the 2nd right onto St. Johns Grove and continue to roundabout

GPS Coordinates: Corkagh Park Main Entrance off St. Johns Grove 53.316973, -6.408312

St. John Grove Entrance:


Contact Me:

peter donegan, garden group

pic courtesy Jennifer Farley

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