Phoenix Park Celebrates 350 years
Did you know that the Phoenix Park is 350 years old this year ?
The Office of Public Works will be hosting a series of events throughout 2012 to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the establishment of the Phoenix Park.
About the Park..
The Phoenix Park is over 700 hectares and is the largest park in Europe, It includes large areas of grassland and tree-lined avenues, and since the seventeenth century has been home to a herd of wild Fallow deer. Many important buildings are located in the park, including, Áras an Uachtaráin, the residence of the President of Ireland and the headquarters of the Irish national police force, the Garda Síochána. It is also home to the many animals which reside at Dublin Zoo. The park also holds ornamental lakes and children's playground, picnic area, bedding schemes and several stream tributaries of the River Liffey.
A National Photographic competition
Kids summer camp
The Phoenix Park Spring and Winter lecture series – a series of illustrated lectures connected with the Park.
5K Fun Runs.
Opening up Chesterfield Avenue at weekends from the Phoenix Monument to the Mountjoy roundabout for pedestrians, runners, cyclists, toddlers and to hold family events with a fun street party at Easter, to start things off.
Cross Country Events.
Historical re-enactments of 1903 motor racing.
Historical re-enactments of the Duke of Ormond and Lord Chesterfield.
Exhibitions at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Ashtown Castle
many, many more......www.phoenixparkie