Phoenix Park, Dublin

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    dublin zoo

    by dubrovnik Written Mar 8, 2003

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    The Dublin Zoo of the 1830s was nothing like it is today. Its purpose was to show as many different kinds of animals as possible to people who had never seen anything like it. Dublin Zoo has had a long and fascinating history

    At certain times of the day, keepers (primarily in the summer months) whilst feeding the animals, keepers are available to answer your questions.

    Opening Times
    Summer
    Monday to Saturday 9.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
    Sunday 10.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

    Winter
    Monday to Saturday 9.30 a.m. - Dusk
    Sunday 10.30 a.m. - Dusk

    Last admission strictly one hour before closing
    Admission
    Adults
    Waged 11
    Student 8.50
    OAP 7
    Unwaged 8.50

    Children
    Under 3 Free
    Under 16 7
    Unwaged Child 5

    Family tickets
    2 adults + 2 children 32
    2 adults + 3 children 37
    2 adults + 4 children 40

    Dublin Zoo Membership
    Allows free admission to Dublin Zoo and Fota Wildlife Park (Cork) for one year
    Individual 65
    Family 100

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    by dubrovnik Written Mar 8, 2003

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    The people of Dublin … are endowed with the famous Phoenix Park of nine entrance gates, seven miles of circular road, People’s Flower Garden, containing lake, waterfall, and Old Spa Well, sports grounds, glens, groves, lakes, mountain and river scenery, and last but not least, a universal collection of the inhabitants of prairie and jungle within the Zoo. A truly romantic resort to rest and roam in
    The Phoenix Park's 1730 acres of grassland make it one of the largest city parks in the world. Being bigger than both Central Park and Hyde Park, the Phoenix Park has a wide variety of activities and is also home to the President of Ireland.

    Dublin Zoo is one of the main attractions in the park. It is the third oldest zoo in the world having been opened in 1830. It is home to animals such as hippos, rhinos, orangutans and lizards as well all the other regular zoo animals.

    Áras an Uachtaráin is also in the Phoenix Park. Home to the Irish President, it was where the British representative also stayed prior to the Free State. Built in 1751, there have been many extensions to the building including the most major one being in 1816 by the architect Francis Johnston. It was outside this building that the brutal murder of the Chief Secretary, Lord Cavendish and his understudy took place in 1882. The crime was attributed to an extreme nationalist group called the Invincibles. The American ambassador to Ireland also has his residence in the Phoenix Park.

    The headquarters of the Garda Síochana, also in the park, contains the small but interesting police museum.

    The Phoenix Park is under the care and management of the Office of Public Works. They have in the last 10 years taken on a program of tree replanting with over 10000 trees having been planted since the program was started.

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    by dubrovnik Updated Mar 8, 2003

    The Phoenix Park's 1730 acres of grassland make it one of the largest city parks in the world. Being bigger than both Central Park and Hyde Park, the Phoenix Park has a wide variety of activities and is also home to the President of Ireland.
    The origin of the park dates back to the 12th century. It was opened to the general public by Lord Chesterfield in 1745.It is now the largest urban Park in Europe.
    Áras an Uachtaráin is also in the Phoenix Park. Home to the Irish President, it was where the British representative also stayed prior to the Free State. Built in 1751, there have been many extensions to the building including the most major one being in 1816 by the architect Francis Johnston. It was outside this building that the brutal murder of the Chief Secretary, Lord Cavendish and his understudy took place in 1882. The crime was attributed to an extreme nationalist group called the Invincibles. The American ambassador to Ireland also has his residence in the Phoenix Park.

    The headquarters of the Garda Síochana, also in the park, contains the small but interesting police museum.

    The Phoenix Park is under the care and management of the Office of Public Works. They have in the last 10 years taken on a program of tree replanting with over 10000 trees having been planted since the program was started.

    Related to:
    • Theme Park Trips

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