ParkLife, ParkYoga & ParkRuns



Parklife really has it all. We are fortunate to have wonderful parks in Ireland. In Dublin we have Phoenix Park, it is one of largest walled city parks in Europe. The park enclosure extends for 707 hectares (1,750 acres). While most people go to the Zoo in Phoenix Park there are also fantastic places free of charge to visit. These include the walled garden at the visitor centre which is open throughout the year. A fantastic place to bring a family and see the large pumpkins in early October. Every Sunday morning children's workshops on nature awareness, history and heritage and arts and crafts take place, suitable for ages 6-12 years, between 11.00am - 12.00noon and is free of charge. 



Other places to visit for free include Farmleigh tour, the impressive grounds and the market. Farmleigh Estate was purchased from the Guinness Family in 1999 includes an 18th century Georgain house. Farmleigh tours are operated for free and take place Monday to Sunday. Tours are given at a quarter past the hour starting at 10.15am - 4.15pm. On Sundays you may be lucky enough to find a band on the lawn. Upcoming Farmer/Craft Markets in Farmleigh are on;


3rd September         

10th September    

1st October              

5th November           

2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th December


Park runs started on a windy day with 13 runners in 2004 in Teddington, United Kingdom. They are now an international family of over half a million and growing. In Ireland Parkrun has 67 locations, it started in Malahide Demesne Castle and Gardens on 10th November 2012. Now over 106,796 runners and counting, Parkrun is a free 5km event this takes place at 9.30am every Saturday morning. Parkruns are timed, open to all, a great way to meet people and stay active. 


Young and old take part, there is a junior park run for those between 4-14years old. Parkrun is inclusive of all fitness from beginners to Olympians. You can walk and have a chat or run and test your speed. Compete in a community atmosphere and improve week on week. Park runs operate throughout the year. For a list of all the locations in Ireland click here.




There are several outdoor park yoga classes in Ireland. While the winter is coming many many of the classes only operate during the summer months. We have put a list together of the yoga classes in the park. 


Back to the Heart Yoga- Dublin

Are hosting an outdoor yoga in Phoenix Park called "funset sunset".

Time: 6.45pm 

Where: in front of the bandstand (near the Zoo/tea rooms), Phoenix Park, Dublin

When: every Tuesday from 12 September -3rd October 2017

Annual Autumn Event: Dates for 2018 have to be confirmed.


The Happenings - Dublin

The Happenings take to the grass for open - air yoga classes. 

Time: 11am Saturdays & 6pm Wednesdays

Where: Dartmouth Square, Ranelagh, Dublin

When: Every Saturday & Wednesday

Annual Summer Event: Dates for 2018 have to be confirmed. 


International Day of Yoga- Dublin

The Embassy of India came together with The Happenings and the Dublin County Council to host International Day of Yoga 2017 for the second year in 2017.

Time: 10.30am-12.00noon 

Where: Dartmouth Square, Ranelagh, Dublin

When: Saturday, 17 June 2017


Annual Summer Event: Dates for 2018 have to be confirmed.



Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre - Cork 

Yoga in The Park for Cork Simon Community  in Fitzgerald’s Park. Every Saturday for the month of June, yoga enthusiasts and novices stretch it out in aid of Cork Simon Community to help fight homelessness through yoga.  

Time: 10:00am - 11.15am

Where: in front of the bandstand in Fitzgerald’s Park.

When: First weekend in June - Second weekend September.

Donation: €5 

Annual Summer Event:The event has taken place for the past three years. Dates for 2018 have to be confirmed.



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