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!

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4 Nights or more Special

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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Buy Now Pay Now! Room only rate, Breakfast is available at the hotel, priced at €15 per person for full Irish and €12 for Continental breakfast. Booking must be prepaid in full, no changes or cancellations on this offer.

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Our favourite hotel in Dublin!!!!!!We have stayed MANY times and are always satisfied.Ideal location lovely rooms and friendly staff


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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.


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

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