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See Dublin through the eyes of a proud Dubliner

There are many sides to Dublin and even if you’re visiting for only a few days, you’ll probably see them all. Because of the city’s compact size, prosperity and poverty live side by side, especially around the north inner city. However, most Dubliners take a real pride in their city. With good reason, too, as it has so much to offer, from great shopping to world-class galleries and museums. And, ofcourse, a fantastic pub scene.


Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo

Famous The world's fourth oldest zoo is within easy reach

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The world's fourth oldest zoo is within easy reach Editors' Note

Situated in Europe’s largest enclosed public urban park, itself home to roaming herds of wild deer, Dublin Zoo is easy to get to from the city centre by bus, or you can take the red Luas line to the Heuston Station stop, from where it’s a 15-minute walk or there’s a zoo shuttle bus.

The animal exhibits include giraffes, gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, red pandas and endangered species like Rodrigues fruit bats and golden lion tamarins. From the main restaurant, you can even watch meerkats as you eat.

Dublin Zoo
Phoenix Park, 8 Dublin
+353 (0)1 474 8900
Open Jan 9.30am-4.30pm Mon-Sat, 10.30am-4.30pm Sun; Feb 9.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, 10.30am-5pm Sun; Mar-Sept 9.30am-6pm Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6pm Sun; Oct 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat, 10.30am-5.30pm Sun; Nov & Dec 9.30am-4pm Mon-Sat, 10.30am-4pm Sun