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Marlay Park

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What to See, What to do,

Marlay Park is approximately 121 hectares (300 acres) of suburban public park located in Rathfarnham in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland. Lying about nine kilometres (5.5 miles) from Dublin city centre and at the foothills of Dublin Mountains, the parkland fed by the little Dargle River consists of mature woodland, extensive informal lawns, acres of recreational land laid out for playing pitches and passive recreation, ponds, and walkways.

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What's On

Family & Children

28th & 29th of October 2023

Marlay Park

Plan Your Visit

Get Directions

By Bus

No. 16 (Santry to Ballinteer via City Centre)

No. 161 (via Nutgrove, Rathfarnham) - see Dublin Bus website for further details

No. S8  (Dún Laoghaire to City West)

No. S6 (Blackrock to Tallaght)

No. 74 (Dundrum to Eden Quay)

By Car

Marlay Park is adjacent to the M50. Take exit 12 (3.5km to Park entrance on R113) or exit 13 (2km to Park entrance on R113).

From the City Centre head South on the N81 to Terenure. Change to the R114 and continue on to Rathfarnham. At Rathfarnham turn right onto Grange Road which leads on to the R113.

Sporting Facilities
  • Extensive Walking Paths/ Woodland Trails
  • Start/end point for Wicklow Way
  • Cycleway
  • 5 Grass surface GAA pitches
  • 5 Grass surface Soccer pitches (currently) - Full size
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Hosts weekly park runs
  • Tennis Courts – public use
  • Cricket ground
  • Boules Court 
  • Marlay Golf Course (currently closed)
General Facilities


Opening Hours

September 9.00am - 8.00pm

October 9am - 6pm

November - January 9am - 5pm

February - March 9am - 6pm

April 9am - 9pm

May - August 9am - 10pm


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