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Phoenix Park

Contact Details

Address:  Dublin 8
Telephone No:  +353 1 821 3021
Fax No: +353 1 8205584

Email: superintendent.park@opw.ie

Website: www.phoenixpark.ie

Opening Hours

The Phoenix Park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.
The Victorian Kitchen Walled Garden, beside the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, is currently under restoration and is open daily to the public from 10am to 5pm.

Average Length of Visit: 3 - 4 hours

Admission Fees



Toilets, car parking

An Fionn Uisce Restaurant at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.
Tea Rooms beside the Zoological Gardens.

Bike Hire - Please click here for further details

The Phoenix Park is over 700 hectares (1752 acres) in area and is the largest enclosed public Park in any capital city in Europe.  It was originally formed as a royal hunting Park in the 1660's and opened to the public in 1747.  A large herd of fallow deer still remain to this day.  The Park is also home to the Zoological Gardens and Aras an Uachtarain and Victorian flower gardens.  The Phoenix Park is only 1.5 miles 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. 

Location: Dublin City

Bus Route(s):  No's 37, 38, 39, 46A, 66, 67 from city centre.
Guided Tours:  Self guiding.

Leaflet/Guide book:  
"The Phoenix Park" (with map)    
"Nature in the Phoenix Park"
"Wild Plants of the Phoenix Park"
Ordnance Survey Map of the Phoenix Park

Seasonal Events:             
Motor Racing
Calcutta Run
Dublin City Duathlon
Sports Against Racism Ireland Event
An Cosantoir 10 K
Simon Community Fun Run
Various Annual Sporting Events

Photography / Video allowed:  Yes

Event Calendar

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