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Phoenix Park by Ann Treacy
November 25, 2007, 9:13 pm
Filed under: Dublin

Today we went with Fearghal to the Phoenix Park. We were in the Phoenix Park a couple of months ago to go to the zoo but we didn’t much time to walk around. This time we took time to climb up the Wellington Testimonial (not to the top). Then we took off to see the Papal Cross.

The Papal Cross marks the place where the Pope said mass in 1979. Both Patrick and Fearghal remembered waking up early to go to see the Pope. I think pretty much everyone in Ireland (certainly Dublin) at the time remembers going to see the Pope.

We didn’t see the Pope – but we did get to see the deer. There’s a herd of deer that apparently hang out at the park. The park is huge – almost 1800 acres. Anyways back to the deer – Aine nearly caught a deer. She was very, very sad that she didn’t catch one.

The weather was amazing. It was cold on Friday – but the weather bounced back for us over the rest of the weekend.

Here’s a map from Cabinteely to Phoenix Park. We rarely go to North Dublin, so I thought it might be interesting to see:

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