Saturday 22 October 2016

No garden? No problem - here are five public places you can host a BBQ this weekend

Catherine Devine

Published 03/06/2016 | 15:25

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Looking to host a barbecue party this weekend and soak up some rays?

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Rules in many parks and beaches shake the finger at hosting a barbecue party - but sometimes the back garden just doesn't cut it.

Here is a list of places where you can bring a BBQ this bank holiday:

1. Newbridge House and Farm in Donnabate

BBQs are permitted in the park area beside the playground with BBQ pits and picnic benches available. The farm is open on Bank Holidays and has over 100,000 people visiting the livestock farm every year.

2. Phoenix Park

Small disposable BBQ’s are allowed only in two designated areas at the park. One space is at the existing picnic area on Furze Road between Oldtown Wood and the Ordnance Survey in the western end of the park, where picnic tables are provided.

The other is at the top of the Furry Glen at the picnic area beside the circular Knockmaroon Centre nearby the public carpark.

3. Powerscourt Estate in Wicklow

The Waterfall in Powerscourt is an ideal location for summer picnics and BBQs. There is a vast amount of space to keep children entertained with ice-cream and food stalls available on site.

4. Malahide Castle

BBQs can be brought to the public grounds but aren’t allowed in the private gardens. The area is rich in history with tours of the castle as well as large gardens and a children’s playground.

5. Herbert Park in Ballsbridge

This park is home to the international BBQ festival in August where they will be BBQ’s competitions, music and activities for all the family.

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