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A history

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papal crossPhoenix Park has been a part of Dublin and Ireland since the seventeenth century.

It has been home to diverse species, from wandering man to the busy ants that help to spread furze bush seeds that created the Furry Glen, a protected area in the wilderness area of Phoenix Park.

Princes, presidents and paupers have passed the night in the park; some have enjoyed their stay, some came to harm, sadly some even lost their lives. Their spirits, perhaps, may haunt the park to this day.

The park is a large enclosed area of 1,752 acres and within its walls are to be found both passive and active recreational facilities.

No two buildings in the park have the same design.

Some, like lodges in Áras an Uachtaráin, the home of Ireland's President carry older names like the Henman’s Lodge or the Cowman’s Lodge to recall a former use.horses

Phoenix Park always has been Dublin’s own Pleasure Gardens and it faces the 21st century with fortitude and expectation as life goes on in the park,as ever.

Copies of Phoenix Park a history and guidebook are a welcome addition to your corporate or conference goodybags.

book jacket For more detail read

The comprehensive book on Dublin's own national park.

In the shops now

ISBN 1-904148-78-6
or order online here

"Just the thing to get you in the mood for the Rolling Stones concert in August."
The Irish Times


Brendan Nolan has reported on Phoenix Park as a freelance journalist for several decades and was a professional observer at many of the events of the late 20th century related herein.
He was born in Chapelizod in a house beside the churchyard of Le Fanu and counted Phoenix Park as his personal rambling ground through his growing years and beyond.

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"Brendan Nolan's comprehensive history and guidebook of Phoenix Park is a masterpiece." Community Voice.

"Obviously very well researched, and beautifully written and illustrated.
Make sure to buy a copy. It is certain to be of interest to anybody living in Dublin or within its commuter belt."...

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