Phoenix Park, Dublin 7
The Phoenix Park at 1752 acres is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city. The Phoenix Park was established in 1662 by one of Ireland's most illustrious viceroys, James Butler, Duke of Ormond, on behalf of King Charles II.
Conceived as a Royal deer park, it originally included the demesne of Kilmainham Priory south of the River Liffey, but with the building of the Royal Hospital at Kilmainham, which commenced in 1680, the Park was reduced to its present size, all of which is now north of the river.
Shortly after the Park's acquisition it was enclosed within a stone wall, which was initially poorly constructed. Subsequent wall repair and new build were necessary as the Park's size and boundaries were adjusted and realigned.
In 1668, Marcus Trevor, Viscount Dungannon, was appointed Ranger who, with two other keepers, was responsible for the deer, managing the Park's enclosures and newly formed plantations.
The Phoenix Park is one of the largest and most magnificent city parks in Europe at 707 hectares. It is an historic landscape of international importance and one of the largest designed landscapes in any European city. About 30% of the Phoenix Park is covered by trees, which are mainly broadleaf parkland species such as oak, ash, lime, beech, sycamore and horsechestnut.
April Midweek Sale
10% disocunt on normal rates for one night midweek stay in April. No deposit required.
April Midweek Sale 2
15% disocunt on normal rates for two night midweek stay in April. No deposit required.
April Midweek Sale 3
One night midweek in April with 10% discount, two nights 15% and three or more 20%. No deposit required.
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