I was unable to determine the exact boundaries for Tully Park and initially could not decide if Lehaunstown Park is within Tully Park so I have included descriptions of both parks.
Tully Park is the flagship park at the very heart of Cherrywood, spanning 9-hectares of open space and providing a range of visitor attractions including:
play and ecological trails
active and passive recreational areas
playground with café
Central to the park will be a distinctive heritage area incorporating the 3 National Monuments of Tully Church, Tully Graveyard, and Tully High Cross. Tully Park is an important link in the wide network of cycling and pedestrian routes that are throughout the Cherrywood area. Tully Park was developed in two phases and funding for Phase 2 of Tully Park came under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund which is an initiative of Project Ireland 2040. There are nine universal access points to Tully Park, making it a place that visitors of all abilities can visit and enjoy, with seating and rest points dotted throughout.
Lehaunstown Park is an historic farmhouse site located within the Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone. It is advantageously located half way along the greenway linking Tully and Ticknick Parks and is central to the overall Cherrywood development.
The boundary of the site is formed by 3m high stone wall and contains a number of historic structures including the original farmhouse and stables buildings. Hidden within the core of the house is a 16th century tower house which was adapted and added to over the centuries. The stables were constructed in the mid 1800’s.
The Master Plan explores the potential to redevelop the site to provide a mix of retail , leisure and cultural uses. Centre to the scheme is the stone paved courtyard surrounded by the stables and outbuildings which have been repurposed to provide extensive retail and hospitality facilities, extending to 3,900m2 producing and selling artisan food products. The farmhouse will provide administrative and exhibition spaces. Externally the extensive gardens will feature a sculpture garden, playground, performance space and a spectacular maze with a viewing tower in the centre which overlooks the gardens and has panoramic views towards the mountains, sea and city.