In a Nutshell:
A rarely visited park - though the park lies in plain view, the entrances are slightly hidden. A good place to take a rest after visiting the cathedrals.
Where Will I Find St. Audoen's Park?
It is north of High Street, west of historic St. Audoen's church.
How do I get to St. Audoen's Park?
Bus lines run past the park, get off the bus anywhere near Cornmarket. If you are using a hop-on-hop-off tour, Christ Church Cathedral
would be the nearest stop. If you are coming on foot from the Liffey or the Four Courts (LUAS station), use Winetavern Street and Cook Street, entering the park through the old city gate.
When is St. Audoen's Park Open?
Broadly speaking during daylight hours.
A Short History of the Park:
This basically was wasteland after the realigning of Dublin's main traffic arteries.
What can I Expect in St. Audoen's Park?
Lawns, benches, shrubbery - and the old city walls plus St. Audoen's giving this area a certain medieval feeling. Until a passing truck reminds you of reality.
Is the Park Secure?
Well ... yes, but on several visits I encountered slightly disoriented persons that seemed to be under the influence of mind-altering substances. Try to avoid contact and do not get into discussions or even arguments.
Food and Drink in St. Audoen's Park:
Several shops in the vicinity an provide sandwiches and coffee.