Update on Vehicular Gates

The Office of Public Works (OPW) today, Thursday 9th July 2020, announced the re-opening of all of the perimeter gates to the Phoenix Park, with the exception of Knockmaroon Gate, with effect from Friday 10th July 2020. Works are presently being carried out on Knockmaroon Gate and it will re-open once these works are completed.

The OPW is encouraging all drivers using the Park to be mindful of the revised parking restrictions and to be respectful to all pedestrians and cyclists. These measures will be kept under review by OPW, An Garda Síochána and other key stakeholders.

The OPW will now proceed with the implementation of full consultation process on a Phoenix Park Traffic Management Strategy to include all stakeholders and relevant user groups. Further details will be announced in due course.


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.

(Please refer to text above re vehicular gate closures) 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 view/download the brand new 2019 programme of events at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre! 

DRONES IN THE PHOENIX PARK

Please note the use of drones is NOT permitted in The Phoenix Park

Upcoming Road and Gate Closures

Events List 2020

A timetable of Upcoming Events in 2020 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.

If you wish to apply for a licence to hold an event, or permit for photography and filming, please click here.

Current Road and Gate Closures

Deer in the Park

Please find Frequently Asked Questions and other information on the wild fallow deer here. Members of the public are advised not to feed or approach the deer in the Phoenix Park. Please click on image below for advice on caution around the wild deer herd.

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.

Update on the Playing Pitches in the Phoenix Park

No current updates.

What’s On

Click here to view/download the brand new 2019 programme of events at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre!

Jan
1
Wed
Knitters Wednesday Club @ Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Jan 1 @ 11:00 am – Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm

Knitters Club

Every Wednesday at 11.00am at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre

New members always welcome!

Telephone 01-6770095 or email phoenixparkvisitorcentre@opw.ie

Aug
9
Sun
Exhibition by Feltmakers Ireland @ Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Aug 9 @ 9:30 am – Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm

For lots of colour and felt fun, why not check out ‘Endangered’, an exhibition by Feltmakers Ireland at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre from 9th – 29th August 2020?

Entry is free and all are welcome.

For more information please contact the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on 01-6770095 or at phoenixparkvisitorcentre@opw.ie

 

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Reopening of Phoenix Park perimeter gates

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