The second day our friends were here we went to Phoenix Park in the north-west of the city. It is one of the largest enclosed city parks in Europe. It also contains the residence of the President and the US Ambassador as well as lots of deer and Dublin Zoo AND I saw Red Hot Chili Peppers play there with Pixies in 2004!
We walked around and saw the Wellington Monument, the Papal Cross (where the Pope gave an open air sermon in 1979), and the Magazine Fort (I have no idea what a magazine fort is, all I know is it was built in the 1700s ).
The Wellington Monument which is 62 metres tall
The Magazine Fort
The black container in the photos above contained a Geocache list, we added our initials D-Lakes
The Papal Cross
Donnacha couldn't resist rolling down the hill
Ice Cream Van!
I had a lot of fun exploring Phoenix Park, to be honest I've never really walked around it before (except the zoo which isn't great).
I hope you enjoyed my tour of this little (big) part of Dublin.
Please check out their blogs if you get a chance as they are both the loveliest of girls! I will contact you both soon. I'll also be doing another giveaway next month!
How is your week going?