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Dublin Pass Including Free Entry to Over 30 Attractions
"Select a 1- 2- 3- 5- or 6-day Dublin Pass when you book. Then collect your pass from the redemption point in central Dublin or Dublin Airport.Your pass is valid for your choice of consecutive calendar days and offers free access to more than 30 top Dublin visitor attractions including skip-the-line entry to select landmarks as well as host of other privileges and special offers. Among other benefits
From EUR48.00
 
Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin
"The beautiful coastal drive from Dublin to Glendalough takes you past Dun Laoghaire Harbor Dalkey and Killiney. These exclusive suburbs on the out reaches of Dublin are home to Ireland's rich and famous including U2's Bono Enya and film director Neil Jordan. Then driving through the Wicklow Mountains you'll soon understand why this area is known as 'the Garden of Ireland’.You'll continue on to the green mountains of Wicklow County where you'll stop for morning tea (additional cost) at Avoca Handweavers. The oldest wool mill in Ireland Avoca Handweavers is a great place to shop for high-quality Irish crafts.The next stop on your Wicklow tour in Glendalough
From EUR28.00
 
The 1916 Dublin Tour - Beyond Barricades
"From the moment guests arrive at the first stop they are thrown into the midst of Easter 1916 as prominent Irish republican Helena Moloney who fought front and centre during the rebellion guides them onto the bus in the midst of the sounds of gunfire and commotion. Thus begins a thought-provoking and interactive 90 minute tour taking in some of the most prominent scenes of Easter Monday 1916 and its direct aftermath including City Hall Dublin Castle St. Stephen’s Green
From EUR25.00

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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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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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phoenix park

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.

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