A Glimpse of Phoenix Park

What is the most memorable wildlife experience you’ve had within city limits?

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One of the lesser-known spots to visit within Dublin is the beautiful Phoenix Park. At nearly 3 square miles, it is one of the largest capital city parks in Europe. It is known for housing the Wellington Monument (the largest obelisk in Europe) and the Dublin Zoo.

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It has also been home to a large herd of deer since the 1600s. It is these residents that drew us here.

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I didn’t expect to have an opportunity to use my wildlife lens in Dublin! Which is precisely why I didn’t have it on me that day…

Instead, I was forced to creep as close as I could without disturbing the deer. Fortunately, they are quite conditioned to humans gawking at them, so they were pretty mellow. I had no shortage of photo ops with these beautiful bucks!

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This was unlike most of our city experiences, but that’s what made it so memorable!


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