In the relatively small compass of a single park, this is an extraordinary assembly. It is joined by names of importance in a more limited national context such as William D. Butler, John Ensor, Thomas Farrell, Harold Leask, Jacob Owen, J. Howard Pentland, Michael Stapleton, Robert Woodgate and others.
A proper understanding of the architectural and artistic significance of the Park will emerge principally from continued historical investigation of its development since its creation in the seventeenth century.
A recent description of the built environment of the Park is provided in the publication Dublin, the City within the Grand and Royal Canals and the Circular Road with the Phoenix Park. This, taken together with Landscape History and Management of the Phoenix Park from 1800-1880, provides an authoritative account of the principal buildings, monuments, and landscape features of the Park. These studies, however, do not aim to provide exhaustive inventories of artefacts in the Park. Important details such as railings, bollards, gates, and lamp standards, many of which are of significance, need to be studied historically, and individually listed and recorded.