N81, Tallaght, Co. Dublin
Sean Walsh Park is often referred to as “the green lung of Tallaght” and extends over approx. 36 hectares (90 acres) and was officially opened in June 1989.
The park is an oasis of open space in the heart of Tallaght’s urban centre. The Park is situated close to residential areas to the south of the N81, with a footbridge that crosses directly to The Square Shopping Centre.
The car park for Sean Walsh is situated on Whitestown Way and a network of pathways provides access to the park’s many features and also leads to the Dublin Mountains along the Dublin Mountain Way. There are a number of bus routes passing nearby and the Luas stop is a short walk away making Sean Walsh Park accessible for all.
The Playground is subdivided into 2 sections for younger and older children with a transition area in between that allows for good supervision from all sides which is especially important if bringing a number of children of different ages to the playground. For older children there are a selection of swings, slides and climbing walls. The new wobble belt, wobble boards and spinning disk are designed to encourage more group play. The new basket swing and the spinning top were added to increase the number of items available to children with disabilities in this age range. A major new addition in the Toddler play section is the sand play area to allow for imaginative play and constructive play. There is also a double width slide at the sand area which is perfect for small children who like to climb up as well as slide down the slide and it also allows for use by a disabled child and their carer together. Other natural play items such as boulders, logs and a willow tunnel add a variety of free play opportunities. There are also toddler swings, a play shop and climbing and balancing opportunities.
The park has horticultural interest all year round with displays of flowering bulbs in the spring, green trees and wildflowers in the Summer, and wonderful display of colour in Autumn. The landscape of Sean Walsh Park contains a range of habitats including stream, woodland, grassland and lake. The grey squirrel, rabbit, common frog and pipistrelle bat can all be found in the park. The launch of the Sean Walsh Tree trail took place on 4th October 2018, on the day the Green Flag was raised in Sean Walsh Park. There are 15 tree species in the tree trail with an information plaque at each point. Tree trail Information sheets giving information about each tree species can be downloaded here. This downloadable A4 sheet leaves a space for children to carry out a rubbing of the plaques. Tallaght Stadium was officially opened in the park in May 2009 and is a purpose-built, 6,000-seat, state-of-the-art football stadium.
November, December & January: 10.00am–5.00pm
February & March: 10.00am–6.00pm
April & October: 10.00am–7.00pm
May & September: 10.00am–8.00pm
June, July & August: 10.00am–9.00pm
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