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 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

  • Saturday 22nd February 2020 – Operation Transformation Fun Run / Walk 5K

Roads to be closed to vehicular traffic:

Chesterfield Avenue (Phoenix Roundabout to Mountjoy Roundabout)

Friday 21st 10.30pm – Saturday 22nd 1.30pm

Ordnance Survey Road    Saturday 22nd 8.30 am – 1.30 pm

Glen / Upper Glen Road   Saturday 22nd 8.30 am – 1.30 pm

Furry Glen                         Saturday 22nd 8.30 am – 1.30 pm

Gates to be closed:

Knockmaroon Gate          Friday 21st 11.00pm – Saturday 22nd 1.30 pm

Castleknock Gate            Saturday 22nd 9.00 am – 1.30 pm

Chapelizod Gate              Saturday 22nd 8.30 am – 1.30 pm

No Left Turn on entry except for access to Cara Cheshire Home                                                               

Ashtown Gate                   Saturday 22nd 8.30 am – 1.30 pm                                                                                                    

No Right Turn on entry except for access to Farmleigh House

Parking only permitted in areas agreed with Organisers

All roads and gates will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.

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  • Saturday 7th March 2020 – Simon Home Run

Roads to be closed to vehicular traffic between 8.00am and 1.00pm:

Acres Road

Roads to be closed to vehicular traffic between 9.00am and 1.00pm:

Survey Road (between Mountjoy Cross and its junction to the Furze, Knockmaroon and Upper Glen Roads)

Upper Glen Road / Glen Road (between the junction of Furze and Surveys Roads to Chapelizod Gate)

Military / Corkscrew Road (between Chapelizod Gate and the junction with Wellington Road)

Road to be closed to vehicular traffic from 10.00pm on Friday 6th March to 1.00pm on Saturday 7th March 2020:

Chesterfield Avenue from the Phoenix Monument to Mountjoy Roundabout

Gates to be closed to vehicular traffic between 9.00am and 1.00pm:

Chapelizod Gate               Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm

(Except for access to St. Mary’s Hospital and Cara Cheshire Home)

Ashtown Gate                   Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm

(Left turn only on Entry except for access to Farmleigh House)

Knockmaroon Gate          From 11.00pm on Friday 6th March to 1.00pm on Saturday 7th March 2020

All roads and gates will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.

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 @ 11:00 am – Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm
11:00 am
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
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – Mar 13 @ 5:15 pm
9:30 am
The Office of Public Works and Northern Ireland Civil Service Collection Exhibition ‘Life in Still Life’. Phoenix Park Visitor Centre 24th January – mid-March 2020 9.30am – 5.15pm daily An exhibition of over fifty artworks[...]
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Mar 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
11:30 am
Turas Dátheangach le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge Ag tosnú san Ionad Cuairteorí Pháirc an Fhionnuisce ag 11.30 rn Dé Domhnaigh an 8ú Márta Tá an imeacht seo soar in aisce agust tá fáilte roimh chách![...]
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
10:30 am
Áras an Uachtaráin Irish Language Tours All tours of Áras an Uachtaráin on Saturday 21st March 2020 will be Irish Sign Language interpreted. Times: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm Entrance and tour free[...]
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
Join us for a free Tree Talk on ‘Veteran Trees of the Phoenix Park’ on Sunday 22nd March 2020 at 11.00am at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, as part of our activities for National Tree[...]
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
Join us for a free Tree Walk on Tuesday 24th March 2020 at 11.00am of the Ashtown Castle Arboretum as part of our activities for National Tree Week – 21st to 27th March 2020 The[...]
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.

Restoration and Reinstatement of Phoenix Park Gates

January Update on WorksFollowing a competitive tendering process conducted through eTenders, the Office of Government Procurement's (OGP) official website, the Office of Public Works has awarded the contract for the restoration of eight historic gates in the Phoenix...