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Marlay Park

Marlay Park
Dublin 14,
D16 W5F7

Local Information: Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin

About Marlay Park

Marlay Park is a 300 acre (121 hectares) suburban public park located in Rathfarnham in the administrative area of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, in Co. Dublin, Ireland. Lying about ten kilometres (six miles) from Dublin city centre. The parkland comprises woodlands, ponds and walks. Recreational spaces include a nine hole par three golf course, tennis courts, BMX cycle track, fourteen football pitches, cricket pitch, a children’s playground and a miniature railway. There is also a craft courtyard with home craft shops and coffee shops.

Dublin County Council acquired the land in 1972 and developed it as a regional park. Opened in 1975, it is now administered by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. Since 2000 Marlay Park has become a popular music venue featuring both renowned national and international stars before an audience of 30,000 concertgoers


Plan your approach to Marley Park based on the following:

Traffic from M1, N2, N3, N4, N7, N81 travel via M50 to Ballinteer Interchange (southern end of M50) then first exit off roundabout to the Green route and Grange Road and concert car parks.

Traffic from N11 and South Dublin via Leopardstown Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate and new Drumartin Link to Green Route and Grange Road and concert car parks.

Traffic from Dublin City Centre travel via N81 to Terenure Cross Roads then Rathfarnham Road to Grange Road, College Road and concert car parks.

The approach routes will also be sign posted.

Disabled pedestrians entrance Grange Road.

Disabled car parking is at College Road. We must stress this is quite a distance from concert site.


Special needs parking is in the College Rd carpark - please note this is quite a distance from the concert site.

Public Transportation

Dublin Bus will run a direct service to Marley Park departing and returning to Georges City Quay in the city centre. (Service will commence one hour before gates open). For more information on this service visit

The 75 bus leaves from The Square, Tallaght and travels through Knocklyon, Fairhouse, Rathfarnham (Nutgrove Shopping Centre) and on to Ballinteer Shopping Centre, which is the recommended stop for the venue. The pedestrian entrance is only a few minutes walk from there.

This route also comes from Dun Laoghaire taking in York Road, Bakers Corner, Deansgrange, Stillorgan Dual Carriageway, Stillorgan Village, Kilmacud, Dundrum and Ballinteer. The Ballinteer shopping centre is the recommended stop. It's only a few minutes walk to the pedestrian entrance.

The 48A departs from the City Centre (Hawkins Street). This is a very frequent bus leaving approximately every 10 minutes. It travels through Townsend St. then on to Pearse St. The bus stops outside the train station, which is convenient for any ticket holders travelling by Dart from Howth, etc. It then goes through Merrion Square, Stephens Green, Adelaide Road, Ranelagh, Milltown, Dundrum Village, and onto the terminus at the Ballinteer Shopping Centre. Once again it is only a few minutes walk to the venues Pedestrian entrance.

For more information on concerts in Marlay Park visit

Marlay Park Map

Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Marlay Park for directions and precise location prior to your visit.

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