Important note: There is parking directly beside the house on Sandford Terrace, just off Sandford Road. The Clampers are now very active! There is a parking machine in Hollybank Avenue (coming out of city centre next on right and end of row of trees)
The Dillon Garden is located in Ranelagh, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland.
The exact location is shown in the map below.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: The Dillon Garden is at 45 SANDFORD Terrace, just off Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, and NOT in SANDYFORD, which is an area much further to the South of Dublin.
There are many possible ways to reach the Dillon Garden:
Coming from Dublin City Centre, drive along Morehampton Road onto Donnybrook Road into Donnybrook village. Keep going until you get to a junction with Donnybrook church on the left and the Dublin Bus depot on the right. Turn right, up beside the Dodder river (the road that has the entrance to the bus depot). Do NOT drive up EGLINTON ROAD as there is now no right-turn onto Sandford Road.
Drive until you reach the traffic lights at the T junction, where you turn right. There is a sharp bend in the road, with Clonskeagh Hospital on the left. Keep driving until just past the Esso garage on the right. The garden is on the left hand side of the road, behind a stand of trees. It is signposted from the road with a brown, "tourist attraction" signpost.
Important note about PARKING:
There are a few parking spaces just outside the house but the clampers are lurking and you must purchase a ticket from the machine in Hollybank Avenue (Turn right onto the main road from the house, and turn right again)
The garden is directly serviced by the 11 bus (Dublin Bus) which stops right outside the door. The 46A goes through Donnybrook. From there, The Dillon Garden is a 15 minute walk up Eglinton Road.
If travelling to the Dillon Garden using Luas, get off at Ranelagh station (the third stop travelling from St. Stephen's Green). Exit the station and turn right. Continue straight down Sandford Road for approximately 3/4 of a mile. The garden is on the right, just after the small church and entrance to Gonzaga College.
It is also possible to take the DART to Sydney Parade from where the Dillon Garden is a 30-40 minute walk.