The Phoenix Park is over 700 hectares (1752 acres) in area and is the largest enclosed public Park in any capital city in Europe. Placed in the ity centre only 1.5 miles from O'Connell Street.
It was originally formed as a royal hunting Park in the 1660's and opened to the public in 1747.
The Park is also home to many other gardens which we will visit such as the Zoological Gardens and Victorian flower gardens. The Glen Pond is set in very scenic surrounds in the Furry Glen. There are many walks available to the public which make a very pleasant day out.
The Aras an Uachtarain, the haouse of the president of the Irish republic is also settled in this park. We will aslso have the opportunity to visit it and learn a little bit more about the political system of the irish republic.