Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park, Dublin

Visit Europe’s largest city park. It has a large herd of fal­low deer, and is also home to Ireland’s pres­i­dent and the Dublin Zoo

The park has over 700 hectares (1752 acres). It was orig­i­nally formed as a royal hunt­ing Park in the 1660’s and opened to the pub­lic in 1747. The Phoenix Park is only 2.5km from O’Connell Street. Both pas­sive and active recre­ational pur­suits may be viewed or pur­sued such as walk­ing, run­ning, polo, cricket, hurl­ing, etc. The Glen Pond is set in very scenic sur­rounds in the Furry Glen. There are many walks and cycle routes avail­able to the pub­lic. You can also rent bicycles.

See the Parks Web­site: http://​www​.phoenix​park​.ie/