The Páirc an Fhionnuisce or Phoenix park is a vast garden in Dublin, Ireland, and one of the largest parks in a city in Europe. Its name doesn’t point to the legendary bird that can rise from the ashes; it comes from the Irish words fionn uisce which mean ‘clear water’. It is located in the East of the city and you can easily reach it from the luas stop ‘Museum’ and it is also a good option for a next stop if you visit Kilmainham Goal or the Museum of Modern Art.
Within the park, you will find many sports areas and lakes, but also the seat of the Irish president, the police and the embassy of the United States. You can find old fortifications, some deer and the Wellington monument. A very good reason to visit this park is also that the zoological garden of Dublin is located within. Take your time to stroll through the gardens and, if you like, enjoy watching some exotic animals.
Dublin / Baile Átha Cliath
Ireland / Éire