The Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe.

It was originally formed as a royal hunting Park in the 1660s and opened to the public in 1747. A large herd of fallow deer still remain to this day. The Park is also home to the Zoological Gardens, Áras an Uachtaráin, and Victorian flower gardens. The Phoenix Park is only a mile and a half from O’Connell Street. Both passive and active recreational pursuits may be viewed or pursued such as walking, running, polo, cricket, hurling, and many more. The Glen Pond is set in very scenic surrounds in the Furry Glen. There are many walks and cycle trails available to the public.

The Phoenix Park is open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, all year round. The main gates of the Park at Parkgate Street and Castleknock Gate are open 24 hours. The side gates to the Park are open from approximately 7am until approximately 10.45pm.

Click here to download the brand new 2018 programme of events in the park!

For information on the Ed Sheeran concerts in the Phoenix Park please visit www.aikenpromotions.com

If you wish to apply for a licence to hold an event, or permit for photography and filming, please click here. A current timetable of Upcoming Events is available to download here.

Please check this timetable for remaining free dates before submitting your permit application. You may also use the form on this page to apply for a licence or permit for Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Arbour Hill Cemetery, or the Garden of Remembrance.

Update on the Playing Pitches in the Phoenix Park

Current Road and Gate Closures

  • Polska Éire Run – Saturday 5th May 2018

Roads to be closed to vehicular traffic:

Chesterfield Avenue                                         Saturday    8.00am – 1.00pm

(Mountjoy to the Phoenix Roundabouts)

Survey Road                                                       Saturday    9.00am – 1.00pm

Glen / Upper Glen Road                                   Saturday    9.00am – 1.00pm

Furry Glen                                                           Saturday    9.00am – 1.00pm

Gates to be closed:

Chapelizod Gate                                                 Saturday    9.00am – 1.00pm

(No left turn on entry except for access to Cara Cheshire Home)

Knockmaroon Gate Closed until                     Saturday    1.00pm

Ashtown Gate                                                     Saturday    9.30am – 1.00pm

(No right turn on entry)

  • ARC  5K/10K Run – Monday 7th May 2018

Roads to be closed to vehicular traffic:

Chesterfield Avenue                                         Monday    8.00am – 1.00pm

(Mountjoy to the Phoenix Roundabouts)

Survey Road                                                       Monday    9.00am – 1.00pm

Glen / Upper Glen Road                                   Monday    9.00am – 1.00pm

Furry Glen                                                           Monday    9.00am – 1.00pm

Gates to be closed:

Chapelizod Gate                                                 Monday    9.00am – 1.00pm

(No left turn on entry except for access to Cara Cheshire Home)

Knockmaroon Gate Closed until                     Monday    1.00pm

Ashtown Gate                                                     Monday    9.30am – 1.00pm

(No right turn on entry)

  • Chesterfield Avenue Temporary Partial Closure

Chesterfield Avenue will have temporary partial closure at Weekends and Bank Holidays only, from 8pm on Friday 4th May to 8pm on Sunday 30th September 2018, from the Phoenix to Mountjoy Roundabouts.  An alternative route will be in place along the Odd Lamp Road. Please click here for more detailed information.

  • Ed Sheeran Concerts

Dates:

From 8.00 am on Saturday 12th May to 2.00 pm on Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Roads to be closed to vehicular traffic:

From Mountjoy Roundabout to North Road exit at Ashtown Gate

No right turn on entry at Ashtown Gate

No left turn at Mountjoy Roundabout onto North Road from Castleknock Gate

Odd Lamp Road will be open to two-way traffic for the duration of these traffic restrictions

 

Deer in the Park

Members of the public are advised not to feed or approach the fallow deer in the Phoenix Park. Please click on this link to download advice on caution around the deer.

Dogs in the Park

Dogs are not permitted in some areas of the Park, and are required to be kept on a lead in other areas. Please download this Code of Conduct for Dog Owners for more information.

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Important Notice re Car Break-Ins

Members of the public are advised not to leave any valuables in their cars at any time, including in the boot of their car.
The OPW liaises directly with An Garda Síochána with regards to this matter.

New Series on RTÉ for September 2017!

For the first time in Irish broadcasting history a landmark six part observational series It’s a Park’s Life reveals the inner workings of Europe’s largest city park through the eyes of those that live in, work in and love the park. Like a city within a city Phoenix Park is a diverse microcosm that some of Ireland’s most important decision makers call home. Not only is it a sanctuary, a sports ground and a public amenity, it is also the home of some of Ireland most significant organisations such as An Garda Siochána, the US Ambassador’s Residence, Army HQ, and Áras an Uachtaráin.

With unprecedented access, the Phoenix Park has opened ALL its gates to Moondance Productions to follow the organisations that work within its 1,750 acres and the residents who live in the 350 year old park.

 

Catch up on the Player here!

What’s On

Check out the full calendar of events here.
Click here to download the brand new 2018 programme of events in the park!

Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day
12:00 am
There will be a wonderful Citizen Science photographic exhibition at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre during the month of April. Citizen Science is a call to action whereby every member of society can contribute and play[...]
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
3:00 pm
A monthly lecture on pollinators and a walk recording the many different species of bumblebee found within the Park
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
May 1 – May 31 all-day
12:00 am
Debbie Chapman, Artist ‘On Second Glance’ Phoenix Park Arts & Creative Exploration 2017/18 Creative explorations of the Phoenix Park by Debbie Chapman, resulting from a 2017/18 Heritage Council Funded Community Project. As part of the project,[...]
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
2:00 pm
There will be Music in the Courtyard at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre from 2.00pm to 4.00pm This is a free event and all are welcome
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
2:00 pm
There will be music in the Courtyard at the Visitor Centre on Sunday 13th May from 2.00pm to 4.00pm This is a free event and all are welcome  
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
3:00 pm
A monthly lecture on pollinators and a walk recording the many different species of bumblebee found within the Park
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
12:00 am
There will be an exhibition of botanical water colours by Yanny Peters and Holly Summerville at the Visitor Centre for the month of June  
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
12:00 am
An exhibition of horse traditions in Ireland will take place at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre during the month of July. Horses have played an important role in the development of society over the centuries[...]
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre

The Phoenix Park Blog

We love sharing all the news and views from the Park.
Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Park Blog for all news articles and Park updates.

Chesterfield Avenue Partial Closure at Weekends During 2018

In order to continue to achieve the environmental and recreational objectives of the Phoenix Park Conservation Management Plan, a portion of Chesterfield Avenue, from the Phoenix Monument to the Mountjoy Roundabout, will be closed at weekends to vehicular traffic...

Christmas at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre

  With the start of the Christmas season upon us why not join us at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre every weekend starting from this Saturday 2nd December up to and including 17th December. On Saturday 2nd a live crib supplied by AgriAware will be in the courtyard...

Great Pink Run 2017

  Thank you, most sincerely, for your support of this years Great Pink Run in the Phoenix Park! As you know we had a fantastic turnout for both Dublin and Kilkenny with over 7000 particpants, men women and children coming out to support us in what can only be...

Phoenix Park

Labelled maps of the interior of the Park are available throughout this website.