Albert College Park is adjacent to the DCU campus in the north of Dublin. Accessible by a 20-minute bus journey from Parnell Square, it is a worthwhile visit for a leisurely walk, run or afternoon out with children.
Often referred to as an oasis of calm, the park offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle from the neighbouring college and busy suburbs.
The park was once fields and grassland surrounding a house known as Hampstead House. The name was a nod to the Great Hampstead Heath residence in London due to its positioning on high ground to the north, with views of the city.
The Albert College, which the park is named after, began as the “Glasnevin Institution” in CuilIn House and renamed after a visit by Prince Albert in 1853. It was an important centre of education for agricultural and used for the training and research of horticulture, botany, plant and animal breeding and pathology. While the original house is still there it is now used for the Parks staff of the DCC serving the north west area.
Surrounding the house, the park has some very beautiful green spaces and walkways lined with extensive flowerbeds, herbaceous borders and beautiful mature trees.
There are two playgrounds, each for different age groups with elaborate climbing frames, swings and slides and plenty more to keep the children going. For the sports enthusiasts, there are playing pitches for GAA and Soccer and plenty of meandering pathways to discover for an enjoyable run. It is also home to boules courts, tennis courts and a cricket crease. For the fitness enthusiasts there is an outdoor gym and when linked with the DCU Campus provides a 3.5km Slí na Sláinte walk.
free of charge
Daily 8am to 5pm
Albert College Park
Located just 15 minutes drive from the hotel.
Public transport can also be taken, our front desk staff will be able to guide you on these.