St.Anne’s Park, Raheny – Scooting & Exploring

Yesterday afternoon as it was such a nice spring day, we headed down to explore St. Anne’s Park in Clontarf.   It’s just on our door step so thought why not.  It’s the second largest park in the city of Dublin, (Phoenix Park is the largest), so it’s really the only place around to be surrounded by trees and in nature.

We had been there before, but had not ventured beyond the playground.   As we walked and the kids scooted on the paths through the woods, it had a “BIT” [and I use that loosly] of a vibe as Sheringham Park, but without all the flowering trees and plus grafitti – why the need is beyond me. It’s not even nice murals or artwork, it’s just crap.   Here you’ll see a creepy face – why?!

As we took the paths ulatimately making our way to the massive playground the kids explored and made me very nervous climbing steep things (I know kids will be kids).  There are brass rubbings, cool trees and very old structures with loads of history.  

And we made it to the playground for a bit of play before heading back to the car and home for dinner and homework.

We’ll be back and will only be nicer as the flowers and trees will be in bloom. The only thing really blooming were daffodils.

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

A Boston girl currently living in Dublin, Ireland snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journeys from the USA to the UK. We were there for a couple years then onto Ireland for the past 3+ years. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is 1/2 American & 1/2 Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring Europe and beyond with our two amazing kids. It’s essentially a journal of our family.

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