UCD’s Belfield campus also has a wealth of woodland and a huge variety of flora and fauna.
This year, to celebrate this wonderful amenity, the UCD Alumni Office is organising Woodlands Walks on the 7th of September from 11am to 2pm, starting in the O’Reilly Hall car park.
The Woodlands Walks will include a 4km dog-walk around the Millenium Woodland Walk, with pet experts on hand to advise on nutrition, dog weight and body conditioning, and your dog’s behaviour. There will also be pet photography, face painting for kids, and dog treats for all who enter.
In 1934, UCD began a series of purchases, starting with Belfield House, that ended in 1958, and patched together the 134-acre campus that we know as UCD Belfield today. The UCD campus is actually the combination of a number of old estates and includes a number of notable historic buildings: Belfied House, Merville House, Woodview House, Roebuck Castle, Richview House, Memorial Hall , University Lodge (formerly Roebuck Grove), the Magnetic Observatory, and Ardmore House (formerly Belview), as well as Ligouri House (formerly Grey House) on the Carysfort Campus in Blackrock.
Unfortunately, several period houses that were located on the Belfield campus have not survived: Rosemount House, Roebuck House, Belgrove House and Newstead House.