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deer in Phoenix Park in Dublin

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Phoenix Park, Dublin

At 1,750 acres, Dublin's Phoenix Park is one of Europe's largest urban greenspaces. The park in Ireland's capital city has an array of monuments, both historic and religious, and an old fort. Phoenix boasts expansive lawns and woodlands, which cover about one-third of the park's landscape. Deer were introduced into Phoenix Park several centuries ago, and several hundred of the original herd's descendants still run free in the park. In addition to the outstanding natural attractions, this space hosts concerts, running races and even a cricket club. The Dublin Zoo is also on the premises.