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BLESSINGTON STREET

AT ONE END OF BLESSINGTON STREET YOU WILL FIND A NICE LITTLE PARK KNOWN AS THE BASIN

The basin was developed to supply water to the north of the city and supplied water to the two large distilleries of Powers (Thomas Street) and Jameson’s (Bow Lane).

In 1891 by Spencer Harty addedthee attractive lodge and redeveloped the site as a walled park. The park is unique in Dublin because more than 80% of the park consists of water.

The park can be accessed from Blessington Street or the linear park which is now the former Broadstone spur of the Royal Canal.

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