Also in the Park

The Phoenix Park is Home to a Variety of Institutions

Áras an Uachtaráin

The residence of the President of Ireland.

Dublin Zoo

Opened in 1831, this is the biggest zoo in Ireland.

Farmleigh House

The official guest house for visitors to the Irish State, and an OPW heritage site.

St Mary’s Hospital

Built in 1769, this was originally the Royal Hibernian Military School. Today it provides accommodation for dependent older persons.

An Garda Síochána Headquarters

Initially built in 1842 for the new Constabulary, the Phoenix Park Depot has been Garda HQ since 1923.


Home of Gaisce: the President’s Award, a challenge undertaken by young people seeking personal development.

Ordnance Survey Ireland

Ireland’s national mapping agency.

U.S. Ambassador’s Residence

Built in 1776, this house has welcomed envoys and ambassadors from the United States of America since 1927.