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Marlay Park is the spot where the Wicklow Way starts. The Wicklow Way a 131-kilometre (81-mile) long-distance trail that crosses the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. It ends in the village of Clonegal in County Carlow. Marlay Park is a 121 hectares (300 acres) suburban public park located in Rathfarnham in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland. Lying about nine kilometres (5.5 miles) from Dublin city centre, the parkland comprises woodlands, ponds and walks. Recreational spaces include a nine-hole, par-three golf course (reopened in 2010 after redesign and rebuild), tennis courts, six soccer pitches, five GAA pitches, a cricket pitch, two children's playgrounds and a miniature railway run by the Dublin Society of Model and Experimental Engineers. There is also a craft courtyard with home craft shops and a coffee shop.
Marlay Park, Dublin, Ireland