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Marlay Demesne

Marlay Demesne or Park is one of several regional public parks in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area of County Dublin. Found in Rathfarnham, Marlay is an extensive 100-hectare historic demesne which lies at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. The demesne contains many important historic features, including a restored Georgian house, courtyards and regency walled gardens. It is also home to lawns, fine old trees and a number of large ponds fed by the Little Dargle River as it runs through the park.

Marlay Demesne caters for various sporting activities, including football, soccer, tennis, par-3 golf, cricket, orienteering and running. The demesne also includes children’s play facilities and hosts a range of events throughout the year.

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