Phoenix Park and Environs

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Far and away Dublin's largest park, Phoenix Park (the name is an anglicization of the Irish Fionn Uisce, meaning "clear water") is a vast, green, arrowhead-shaped oasis north of the Liffey, about a 20-minute walk from the city center. It's the city's main escape valve and sports center (cricket, soccer, Gaelic games, and polo), and the home of the noble creatures of the Dublin Zoo. A handful of other cultural sights near the park also merit a visit.


Dublin Zoo

Founded in 1830, Dublin Zoo may be the third-oldest public zoo in the world but a major renovation completed in…

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This 78-acre Edwardian estate, situated northwest of Phonenix Park and accessed via the main park road, includes Farmleigh House (which…

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Arbour Hill Cemetery

All 14 Irishmen executed by the British following the 1916 Easter Rising are buried here, including Pádraig Pearse, who led…

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