Hi all, this Sunday we will meet at the Ranelagh Gardens park entrance under and through the Luas bridge (across the road from the Luas station in Ranelagh)at 2pm, it's a bit of a secret garden away from the traffic or alternatively there is the village of Ranelagh itself if you prefer. We will meet again at 4pm at the same park entrance and decide on where to go for coffee.
If you are new look out for us we'll have our sketchbooks out.
(20 February 2011)
little garden is tucked away at the end of Ranelagh close to the DART
station. Almost 2.5 acres in size with a lovely ornamental pond in the
centre it is difficult to find. In 2008 a statue was erected here to
commemorate Richard Crosbie who organised the first hot air balloon
flight from these gardens in 1785 in front of 20,000 spectators. At one
point in time the gardens were owned by an order of nuns and the public
were not allowed access. When the land was sold for development the
gardens were re-instated but on a much smaller scale.."
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