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Phoenix Park

Maldron Hotel Smithfield is ideally located near the Phoenix Park and is one of Dublin 7 finest modern hotels.

The Phoenix Park at 707 hectares (1752 acres) is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city. The Phoenix Park was established in 1662 as a royal deer park. The Phoenix Park is a sanctuary for many mammals and birds and a wide range of wildlife habitats are to be found in the park. One such area is the Furry Glen, which is managed as a conservation area. It is an ideal location for the entire family to enjoy.

Áras an Uachtaráin, the residence of the President of Ireland dates from 1750 and is located in the centre of the park adjacent to the United States Ambassador's residence, which was built in 1774. Many other historic buildings and monuments are located in the Park.

The Victorian People's Flower Gardens located close to the Parkgate Street entrance, is an area of 9 hectares (22 acres) which was re-opened in 1864. These gardens were initially established in 1840 as the Promenade Grounds. They provide an opportunity to display Victorian horticulture at its best. Ornamental lakes, children's playground, picnic area and Victorian bedding schemes are just some of the attractions.
Ashtown Demesne has numerous attractions for young and not so young alike. Those include Ashtown Castle, a two and a half acre Victorian Kitchen Walled Garden(under restoration), Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Cafe, woodland walks, picnic area and a new universal access playground.

Opening Hours: 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 7am until 11pm.

The hotel in Smithfield is about a 20 minute walk to the Phoenix Park. You can also get on the Luas and head to Heuston Station and it is a 10 minute walk from the train station. For information and maps please ask our reception team

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