Tearooms open in Herbert Park


Mary Freehill, Dermot Lacey and Paddy McCartan at the opening of the Tearooms in Herbert Park.
Image by Kevin O’Gorman.

Dublin City Council opened new Tearooms today in the leafy surroundings of Herbert Park, Dublin 4.

This is the latest action of the Council’s Parks and Landscape Services initiative, which is refurbishing old buildings and making them into more useable spaces for the public. The Tearooms is located in a building that was previously a Pavilion in the park.

Councillor Dermot Lacey was onsite to officially open the Tearooms at 11am, representing Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr. Lacey spoke about the opening of the Tearooms and how it will benefit the park:

“Herbert Park is very popular with locals and visitors alike and is one of the major parks in the south east area of the city. The new walkway that links the playground with the refurbished tearooms has created a real focal point and socialising space within the park. I congratulate Dublin City Council for this initiative as the tearooms will be a very popular addition to the park.”

The Tearooms are operated by Lolly and Cooks, a family run business who specialize in creating and producing high quality artisan foods. They will be open 7 days a week from 9.30am to 9pm.

By Kevin Carney