Thursday, May 2, 2013

Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park was established in 1669 A.D. and at 1752 acres it is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces in any European capital city. The President of Ireland’s residence, Áras an Uachtaráin, is found in the park along with the residence of the U.S. Ambassador. There are several things to see and do in the Park, including the Victorian People’s Flower Garden- a display of Victorian horticulture, the Papal Cross- built when Pope John Paul II performed an open-air mass in 1979, and Dublin Zoo- birthplace of Cairbre, the lion mascot of MGM film studio and current home of over 650 animals from all around the world. The park is also home to a wild herd of Fallow deer.

The Fallow deer with the Papal Cross in the distance

Caribre as the MGM mascot

Some video of the President's home.

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