Fernhill House and Gardens

Photo: Parks Department

Fernhill House and Gardens

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Sunday 14 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Fernhill is a former substantial family residence with ancillary buildings on 34 hectares of land just south of the Enniskerry Road at Stepaside, County Dublin. Fernhill Park and Gardens form an important component of the historic landscape on the fringe of Dublin City and an impressive example of a small estate dating back to around 1723. The former family home and ancillary buildings are surrounded by gardens, parkland, woodland and agricultural land in an elevated location overlooking Dublin Bay.Plans for the development of Fernhill as a sustainable regional park were approved by the Councillors at the September 2017 County Council meeting. Detailed design for phase 1 has already begun and the first paths were constructed in December 2017. Phase 1 includes paths in the front meadow, works to the gardens and works to facilitate vehicular access and car parking.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers.

Designed by: DLR Architects Department
Building Date: Phased development - Phase 1 2017-2018
Location: Fernhill House, Enniskerry Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18

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