St. Enda’s Park
St. Enda’s Park is located in Rathfarnham in South Dublin. It is a relatively small park – certainly in comparison to neighbouring Marlay Park – but it is full of history. It was here that Pádraig Pearse ran his school for boys before his involvement in the 1916 Rising. The school building still stands in the park and can be visited. Beside the school is the beautiful walled garden where, on weekends in the summer, the bandstand is often used for live music to be enjoyed by all.
There is also a courtyard with a cafe and an education centre. During the day the education centre is open for you to have a look around in. Sometimes events are held in the centre. We got to take part in an event all about bees where we learned about their importance in our ecosystem, how to identify the queen and how they make their honey.