Corkagh Park is one of the most important treasures in South County Dublin and is less than a five minute drive from Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross. The park stretches over three hundred acres from the Naas Road all the way into Clondalkin Village. There are many things to do in Corkagh Park and it is very popular with both locals and tourists.
There is a visitor centre in the park along with a very popular pet farm. The farm was an initiative by the park’s committee to try and gain more visitors to the park. The farm provides homes a number of birds, farm animals and pets and it is hoped that they will continue to increase the number of animals to progress the project with the DSPCA also donating animals to the farm. Entry to the pet farm is free for all visitors and is open all year round.
Corkagh House and Rose Gardens are located within the park, the house originally started out as a small farmhouse in 1650, years later a large wing was added to the existing buildings. The house was impressive and during its heyday it contained ten bedrooms, a library, dining room, drawing room, study and an anteroom. The exterior of the house contained a rose garden as well as a tennis court and a ditch to prevent livestock from passing through the grounds.
There is a fishery in Corkagh Park that works on a “put and take” scheme with the project hoping to promote angling in South County Dublin and to appeal to a greater number of people. There is a tackle shop at the fishery where rods can be hired as well as a coffee shop and an outdoor seating area. The park also has a playground, picnic area and cycle paths.
As the hotel is so close to the park it is the perfect place to spend a few hours while on your break in Dublin.