The Phoenix Park Dublin

Dec 29, 2011 15 Comments by Musicscene

The Phoenix Park is an area of land boasting 707 hectares (1752 acres), and  is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city. The Phoenix Park was established in 1662 by one of Ireland’s most illustrious viceroys, James Butler, Duke of Ormond, on behalf of King Charles II. Conceived as a Royal deer park, it originally included the demesne of Kilmainham Priory south of the River Liffey, but with the building of the Royal Hospital at Kilmainham, which commenced in 1680, The Phoenix Park was reduced to its present size, all of which is now north of the river. Shortly afterwards, the park’s acquisition it was enclosed within a stone wall, which was initially poorly constructed. Subsequent wall repair and new build were necessary as the park’s size and boundaries were adjusted and realigned. In 1668, Marcus Trevor, Viscount Dungannon, was appointed Ranger who, with two other keepers, was responsible for the deer, managing the Park’s enclosures and newly formed plantations.

About 30% of the Phoenix Park is covered by trees, which are mainly broadleaf parkland species such as oak, ash, lime, beech, sycamore and horsechestnut. A more ornamental selection of trees is grown in the various enclosures. A herd of  Fallow Deer has lived in the Park since the 1660′s when they were introduced by the Duke of Ormond. The Phoenix Park is a sanctuary for many mammals and birds and a wide range of wildlife habitats are to be found in the park.

On the note of The Phoenix Park in Dublin acting as a live music venue – it can facilitate over 90,000 people within restriction, and has seen the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Robbie Williams headlining the outdoor venue at this capacity. It has also previously played host to Ian Brown, Tom Waits and Coldplay to name but a few. 2012 sees The Phoenix Park pick up momentum again for music lovers nationwide, as the legendary Stone Roses confirmed a headline show at the venue, scheduled for July 5th 2012.

Why not pay a visit?

Contact Details

Address: Dublin 8.

Ph: +353 1 820 5800 / 820 3500 or 821 3021

Mail: superintendent.park@opw.ie

Web: www.phoenixpark.ie

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15 Responses to “The Phoenix Park Dublin”

  1. Madonna Dublin 2012 concert to be announced soon... we think! | Music Scene says:

    [...] can bet your back-side that Madonna will more than likely be performing live on stage at The O2, Phoenix Park or Croke Park on Tuesday July 24th [...]

  2. Snow Patrol Phoenix Park Dublin 2012 live concert date confirmed for Sunday July 8th 2012! | Music Scene says:

    [...] Tour Dates through January, Snow Patrol have been officially confirmed for the second instalment of Phoenix Park gigs this Summer. Following The Stone Roses headliner on Thursday the 5th of July, Snow Patrol will [...]

  3. Florence & The Machine Phoenix Park Dublin 2012 live concert date confirmed for Sunday July 8th 2012! | Music Scene says:

    [...] to here that Florence Welch & Co. have been officially confirmed for an outdoor Summer show at The Phoenix Park in Dublin. Following The Stone Roses headliner on Thursday the 5th of July, Florence & The Machine will [...]

  4. Swedish House Mafia Tinie Tempah Snoop Dogg & Calvin Harris Phoenix Park Dublin 2012 live concert date confirmed for July 7th! | Music Scene says:

    [...] Scene is delighted to unveil the third addition to our Phoenix Park Dublin concerts taking place this Summer 2012. Unlike the first two announcements which includes The Stone [...]

  5. Stage Times revealed for Stone Roses Phoenix Park Dublin 2012 live concert date on July 5th! | Music Scene says:

    [...] 3 night stand at Heaton Park in Manchester, The Stone Roses shall be performing live on stage at The Phoenix Park in Dublin on Thursday the 5th of July 2012 as part of their Irish Tour Dates. Tickets for this Dublin gig [...]

  6. Stage Times revealed for Snow Patrol & Florence + The Machine live at Phoenix Park in Dublin on July 7th 2012! | Music Scene says:

    [...] this years Phoenix Park extravaganza continues to impress concert goers as a replacement for Oxegen, a certain couple of [...]

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    [...] DJ Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso, aka Swedish House Mafia, will be performing live on stage at The Phoenix Park in Dublin for a very special outdoor show this Saturday July 7th 2012. Swedish House Mafia will be joined on [...]

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    [...] that there were a total of nine stabbings and one death within the grounds of the concert arena in The Phoenix Park on Saturday for Swedish House Mafia plus special guests Snoop Dogg and Tinie [...]

  9. Mumford & Sons Phoenix Park Dublin 2013 live concert date confirmed for Sunday July 14th! | Music Scene says:

    [...] and in association with MCD Promotions, a brand new Irish tour date has been confirmed for July at Dublin’s Phoenix Park as part of their extended Gentlemen Of The Road touring schedule. Music Scene is delighted to [...]

  10. The Killers Phoenix Park Dublin 2013 live concert date confirmed for Saturday July 13th! | Music Scene says:

    [...] back to Ireland this Summer 2013 in association with MCD Promotions. Headlining our extremely large Phoenix Park in Dublin this July, The Killers will no doubt put on an amazing show for their loyal Irish fans. Music Scene [...]

  11. Justin Timberlake Phoenix Park Dublin 2013 live concert date confirmed for Wednesday July 10th! | Music Scene says:

    [...] Timberlake is coming to Dublin, Ireland, in 2013! The Phoenix Park is where it’s at this summer, as Justin Timberlake has officially confirmed a brand new Irish [...]

  12. Justin Timberlake confirms Jessie J and James Arthur as support acts for Phoenix Park concert 2013! | Music Scene says:

    [...] Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Justin Timberlake will be performing live on stage at The Phoenix Park in Dublin on Wednesday the 10th of July 2013. Not only that, but the amazing Jessie J and X Factor 2012 [...]

  13. Win a Pair of Guestlist Passes to see The Killers live at The Phoenix Park in Dublin! | Music Scene says:

    [...] back to Ireland this Summer 2013 in association with MCD Promotions. Headlining our extremely large Phoenix Park in Dublin this July, The Killers will no doubt put on an amazing show for their loyal Irish fans. Music Scene [...]

  14. Stage Times for The Killers Phoenix Park Dublin 2013 revealed! | Music Scene says:

    [...] 2013, Las Vegas rockers The Killers make a welcomed return to Dublin for the second instalment of Phoenix Park shows this Summer. Returning to visit their Irish fans for the second time in 2013, following a [...]

  15. Stage Times for Mumford & Sons Phoenix Park Dublin 2013 concert revealed! | Music Scene says:

    [...] welcomed return to Dublin for their largest headline Irish tour date yet. Headlining our beautiful Phoenix Park in Dublin for the third instalment of this years extravaganza, Mumford & Sons shall entertain the masses [...]

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