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South Dublin County Parks

CONTACT:   Michael Hannon parks Dept SDCC c/o South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24 ADDRESS:  South Dublin County
PHONE:  +35314149000 FAX: 
EMAIL:   mhannon@sdublincoco.ie   WEB:  www.southdublin.ie

Corkagh Park- Large Regional Park with lakes, river Camac, playing pitches, soccer, Gaelic, Baseball, Cricket and an orienteering route. There are extensive walking routes throughout the park and the park is planted with both old and new woodland. There are old stone bridges and old, flax, gunpowder and woolen mills (in a ruined state) along the river Camac.

Tymon Park -This is a new 121ha (300 ac) Regional Park created in the 1980s to serve the new housing areas being constructed at that time. It is bisected by the M50 Motorway. The National Basketball Arena is located in the park and there are GAA clubs (St. Faughs and St. Judes) and Templeogue United FC clubs with their clubhouses situated in the park. The parks has extensive walking routes, 30 playing pitches serving GAA, Soccer, Rounders and Softball and is is host to a number of cross country running events. It retains most of the original hedgerow network that remain since the time the land was farmed.

Kiltipper Park - Kiltipper Park is a 47ha (116ac) public park with the River Dodder running to one side of it. It is a constituent element of the Dodder Valley Park system. It is as yet undeveloped but there are grass paths cut through it and the Dublin Mountains Way long distance walking route is a paved path adjacent to the River Dodder. There is a Café located in the adjoining Kiltipper Care Centre and it caters for the public also. The terrain varies from hill to flat area and there are spectacular views from the high point across to Dublin Bay and as far away as the Mournes and a clear day. Greenhills Park - Greenhills Park is a 7.5ha (18.5ac) public park adjacent to Greenhills Community College and the Greenhills Community Centre and situated in the middle of the Greenhills housing area. There are soccer pitches, a recently constructed bowls green and a circulatory pedestrian path system.

Rathfranham Castle Park - This a small park surrounding Rathfarnham Castle and adjacent to Rathfarnham Village. It has woodland, a small lake and a children’s playground. There are old ruined buildings and a restored building that housed an experimental Seismograph (used for detecting earthquakes) constructed by one of the Jesuit priests, Father O'Leary, who was interested in scientific projects. The machine could detect earth tremors and earthquakes from across the world and for a time, Rathfarnham became a source of earthquake information for the national media. 

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