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The Phoenix Park – Dublin city centre

The Phoenix Park is the largest walled city park in Europe and a beautiful spot to find complete tranquility in Dublin city centre. The park was established in 1662 as a Royal deer park and 350 years later the Fallow deer still freely roam the grounds. There are many ways to view this majestic wildlife. We would suggest taking a bicycle tour, segway tour, hop on-hop off bus tour or even just roaming through the park on foot. The playgrounds, picnic areas, nature walks or a visit to Dublin Zoo would be sure to provide a fun filled day out for all the family.The Phoenix park is filled with old architecture and a great visit for any history enthusiasts. One of the most famous buildings is ‘Aras an Uachtaran’ which is the home and workplace of the Irish president. The Pope also listed the Phoenix park as a ‘must see stop’ during his visit to Dublin in 1979 when he made a speech to 1.25 million Irish people at the Papal Cross in the centre of the park. The park also facilitates for lovers of music, hosting some of the worlds most famous acts such as Irish band U2, Coldplay and the Hot Chili Peppers. Next May they hope to be welcoming the international sensation Ed Sheeran to perform a three night show on the main stage.There is no admission fee into the park and opening hours range from 08:00am till dusk. With facilities pleasing so many different interests it would be a shame to miss this stop on your trip to Dublin.

 

 

 

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