"Phoenix Park" Phoenix Park Tip by Mikebond

Phoenix Park, Dublin: 38 reviews and 59 photos

  Phoenix Park
by Mikebond
 
  • Phoenix Park - Dublin
      Phoenix Park
    by Mikebond
  • Wellington Testimonial - Dublin
      Wellington Testimonial
    by Mikebond
  • Phoenix Park - Dublin
      Phoenix Park
    by Mikebond
  • Phoenix Park - Dublin
      Phoenix Park
    by Mikebond
 

Phoenix Park is located just outside Dublin. Its area of 712 hectares make it the largest park of the city and the largest enclosed urban public park in Europe. Its name could come from Fionn Uisce, "Clear water", referring to an ancient source.
The 60-metre obelisk where I am portrayed with some course mates is the Wellington Testimonial, erected by Sir Robert Smirke in 1817 to honour the Dubliner Sir Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852), better known as the Duke of Wellington, who defeated Napoleon in Waterloo.

Address: Parkgate St.
Directions: Parkgate St. Conyngham Road Dublin 8 Ireland
Phone: +353-1677-0095

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Nov 15, 2008
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse

Comments

Mikebond

“All you need is Europe! - Tired to write pages that no one reads...”

Online Now

Male

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 1 5 8
Forum Rank:
0 0 3 2 4

Have you been to Dublin?

  Share Your Travels