Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park

Dublin Zoo is recognised as one of the most modern zoos in Europe, playing an important part in European Zoo breeding programmes. Dublin Zoo was opened in 1831 by the then Royal Zoological Society of Ireland, which had been founded the previous year. The animals were supplied by its counterpart in the UK, London Zoo.

Like other Zoos of this time, Dublin Zoo 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.
Close to the City in the vast Phoenix Park, a wander around the 60 acres will take you on a voyage from the fringes of the Artic, to the Plains of Africa, via the Indian Rainforest.

 
It's also a great day out for all! See elephants, tigers, gorillas, chimpanzees, and orang-utans, rare monkeys, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, and many more exotic and endangered species. There are also, still parts of the zoo that date back to the very beginning - why not come along and see them for yourself!


Special Offers

Gaiety Panto Rate

Special Bed and Breakfast rate for guests attending the Gaiety Panto show.  The Grafton Capital Hotel is only a 2 minute walk from the Gaiety and is the perfect match for your visit to the Panto!

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Special Bed and Breakfast rate for Rugby weekends - Exclusive to our own website.

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Stay 4 nights or more and get a great discount, must be booked at least 60 days in advance.  Rate is room only, breakfast is available in the hotel.

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Guest Reviews

Elson

We really loved our stay and would stay with you again. Excellent location, comfortable room and ALL staff friendly and helpful. Thank you so much. The Frank family from Oklahoma

K. Duffy

Over the past 10 years I spend an average of 190 nights per annum in hotels throughout Europe and the USA, and the Trinity is my favourite hotel of all! The friendly staff and the accommodation make for an enjoyable stay.

Michael

Really nice hotel, staff very helpful. Bed very comfy and rooms nice and warm, would recommend it to all.

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