In 2012 the Phoenix Park celebrates its 350th anniversary. To help commemorate the occasion, Brendan Nolan has completely revised and updated his 2006 guide to the Park with new stories, anecdotes, walking guides, illustrations and much more. One of the biggest enclosed parks in the world, the Phoenix Park provides a breath of fresh air amid the urban sprawl of modern Dublin.
Brendan Nolan's comprehensive guide to the Park covers its origins and history, buildings and monuments, wildlife, literary associations, local lore, military use, sports, self-guided walks, and its future in an urban environment. The author provides detailed histories and descriptions of all of the landmarks in the Park, including the Zoo, Áras an Uachtaráin, Farmleigh, Ashtown Castle, the American Ambassador's Residence, Garda Headquarters, and so on. He touches on such historical events as the infamous murders of 1882, the Eucharistic Congress of 1932, and the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1979.
|Publication date||20 Dec 2012|