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Stretching across nine kilometres (5.5 miles) from Dublin city centre, Marlay Park has everything from recreational spaces and golf courses to craft shops and coffee shops. The Beacon Hotel is the closest hotel to Marlay Park and is ideally located if you are attending one of the many concerts or festivals taking place in Marlay Park every year. The Beacon Hotel is located 10 minutes from Marlay Park by car or taxi and offers secure underground car parking for residents. 

Marlay Park is a 121 hectares (300 acres) suburban park located in Rathfarnham in County Dublin, Ireland. The parkland is comprised of woodlands, ponds, and walks. Recreational spaces include a nine-hole par-three golf course, tennis courts, six football pitches, five GAA pitches, a cricket pitch, two children's' playgrounds and a miniature railway run by the Dublin Society of Model and Experimental Engineers. There is also a craft courtyard with home craft shops and coffee shops. A Markey runs every Saturday morning throughout the year with stalls selling craft items, crepes, coffee, books and interesting and unusual fair.

During the summer on Saturday afternoons, you can enjoy a ride on The Miniature Railway which carries passengers around a track in the centre of the park. You can also attend one of the outdoor shows at the concert venue during the summer season.

Festivals & Events at Marlay Park:

Marlay Park has hosted some of the world's biggest entertainers, including Arcade Fire, Kayne West & Pharrell Williams, Kings of Leon & Arctic Monkeys.  The Longitude Festival, which takes place in July, has been held in Marley for the last 2 years. For more information on upcoming events, you can visit the website here.

Getting to Marlay Park from The Beacon Hotel 

  • The Luas is a 5-minute walk from the hotel which will leave you at Ballally. Marlay Park is approximately 30 minutes walk from the Ballally Luas stop
  • Alternatively, you could get the Luas to Dundrum and hop on the number 14 bus to Ballinteer. The Bus would leave you less than 10 minutes walk from Marlay Park
  • A taxi from The Beacon Hotel to Marlay will get you there in less than 10 minutes ( depending on concert traffic)

With large, spacious rooms and bespoke designs throughout, The Beacon is the ideal base if you are attending a concert, festival or event in Marlay Park this summer.  With our secure underground car-parking facilities, travelling to and from the city centre couldn't be more convenient. Be sure to check out our special offers and book your stay today.

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