"The Phoenix Park" Phoenix Park Tip by elcolibri

Phoenix Park, Dublin: 47 reviews and 100 photos


The Phoenix Park, with 707 hectares , is reputed to be the largest municipal park within a city's limits in the world. It is located on the western edge of the city and originally served as a royal deer park in the 17th century. While it is popularly assumed that it was named after the mythical bird, most Irish experts believe the name may be derived from "Fion Uisce" which means "clear water" in gaelic. Phoenix Park is not only an urban garden and national park. It's home to Ireland's President and the American Ambassador. The park has a small castle (the visitor centre), the Dublin Zoo, the obelisk to the victor of Waterloo and many more place to relax.

Address: Parkgate St.
Directions: Parkgate St. Conyngham Road Dublin 8 Ireland
Phone: 353-1677-0095
Website: http://www.phoenixpark.ie/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 29, 2005
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