Phoenix Park walks

A history

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

Phoenix Park has a great many walking paths for the leisure walker to explore.

Many tracks take off through the long grass and wander along through meadow grasses to nowhere in particular.

None are far from a road or a bus route or a car park, yet some lead to quiet secluded parts of the park where the only sound is of rustling in the undergrowth as park life continues, or begins, as ever.

Phoenix Park is a man-made landscape, and is not an area of wild nature. Almost every part of it looks as it does now because of the design and hand of man.

fallen treeThe area at Furry Glen and beside Knockmaroon Gates is a quarter designated for the preservation of wildlife and as such will be touched as little as possible by humankind.

Fallen trees will remain where they are, subject to safety considerations and woodland plants will be encouraged to spread.

A heritage trail has been marked out along the southern side of Chaesterfiled Avenue for those intent on a walk on a paved path.

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The comprehensive book on Dublin's own national park.

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ISBN 1-904148-78-6
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Copies of Phoenix Park a history and guidebook are a welcome addition to your corporate or conference goodybags.

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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