Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Situated in Phoenix Park, the Visitor Centre provides an historical interpretation of the park from 3500BC, through a series of attractive displays. Part of the building is devoted to nature and there is a colourful film of Phoenix Park. The castle, probably dating from the early 17th century, has been restored to its former glory.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Audiovisual, lift
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open Nov-Apr, Wed-Sun 9.30-5.30; May-Oct, daily 10-5.45. (last admission 1hr before closing). Walled Garden open daily 10-4 (under restoration). Closed 24-26 Dec. Visitor centre may close at short notice. Check website for details
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About The area
It is often visited on a weekend trip, but rushing around is not the best way to experience Dublin. When Ireland joined the European Union, an economic boom began that flourished in the ‘Celtic Tiger’ years of the 1990s – fashion, the arts, food and Irish culture all blossomed, turning Dublin into one of the world’s hottest city destinations. Its transformation has continued into the 21st century with a technology boom.
There is something very special about this small city with its split personality – exhilarating and chic on one side but traditional, with an older generation still hanging on to pre-EU values, on the other.
One of the city’s irresistible charms is its welcoming people; so take time to relax in the pubs and cafes while absorbing the craic that is synonymous with the Irish. Slide away from the touristy themed pubs to discover the real heart of Dublin in its less well known taverns and in conversation with the locals.
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