Marlay House

Photo: Brendan Dalton

Marlay House

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Sunday 15 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Marlay Park is a 300 acre suburban park located just outside Dublin’s City Centre. Acquired in 1972, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council reopened this newly redeveloped park in 1975. The park, central to the community contains many recreational spaces such as a nine-hole, par-three golf course (reopened in 2010 after redesign and rebuild), tennis courts, six football pitches, five GAA pitches, a cricket pitch, two children’s playgrounds and a miniature railway run by the Dublin Society of Model and Experimental Engineers. There is also a craft courtyard with home craft shops and a coffee shop. Located within Marlay Park is Marlay House built by Thomas Taylor. The house is a magnificent example of Georgian Architecture, and features many elaborate feature such as plasterwork by Michael Stapleton.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Tours will run at 12:00, 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

Designed by: Architect Unknown, Built by Thomas Taylor, Plasterwork by Micheal Stapleton
Location: Marlay House, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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