Picnic hamper

Next Tuesday, June 18, is International Picnic Day and there are various beautiful places in Dublin that are perfect for a picnic – weather permitting, of course.

For a good walk and a scenic place to picnic, try the South Wall Walk with the Poolbeg beach and lighthouse.

The walk from the Irishtown Nature Park to the lighthouse is a gorgeous walk and at the end is a nice beach for a picnic. Make sure to grab a blanket to sit on the sand.

Much, much closer to town, St Stephen’s Green is a great place for a central choice for a picnic.

There are places all around for a proper picnic with a blanket on the grass or on a picnic bench under a lush tree, making it a great location for a lunch picnic with some friends.

Another picnic gem in Dublin is the Dubh Linn Garden by Dublin Castle.

It is a quiet place that has a lot of space to lay out and have a good meal in the sun. It is close to the city centre and not a far walk from other areas.


For an afternoon picnic adventure, the Phoenix Park has many options, from areas for a nice meal and various grass areas to a picnic area that has many tables and seating.

It has enough room for someone to bring a football or frisbee and even options of biking around the park, or possibly to visit the Dublin Zoo.

No matter where the picnic is happening there are a few things that are needed to make it a proper picnic, such a blanket and food that was packed beforehand, or bring take-away (making sure to clean up afterwards).

For a longer picnic, bring something to play soft music or a book to read while relaxing.

So, try to take some time on Tuesday for a lunch outside and celebrate International Picnic Day.