This park is one of the largest enclosed parks in Europe. It is 1,252 acres in total, surrounded by 11km of walls, has 22kms of roadways, 14km of cycle paths and 30 km of footpaths.
At one point it did stretch across the Liffey but when the Royal Hospital was being built it consumed the lands south of the river. It was originally a smaller Royal Deer Park, but over the years it expanded to its present size.
The herd of fallow deer that were introduced in 1662 are still present in the park today and can be seen congregating in large groups. For the health of the herd their numbers are kept to about 450.
Residents of the park have always been influential.
Irish President resides in Áras an Uachtaráin, The American Ambassador is the Presidents neighbour and, until 1978 the Papal Nuncio resided at Ashtown House.
Information for the 2012 Gigs:
Do Dress appropriately for the weather
Respect the property and privacy of residents in the vicinity of Phoenix Park.
Please co-operate with stewards and Gardai and follow any loudspeaker announcements for your safety.
For your own and the safety of others please move slowly and quietly when exiting the concert venue and Phoenix Park and co-operate with safety stewards and Gardai directions.
Note that catering facilities are available inside the venue
Bring Garda I.D card for proof of age
DO NOT Park illegally
Please follow signs to official carpark
Roadside Parking is not permitted - Tow away vehicles will be in operation
DO NOT - buy tickets from unofficial sources, bring umbrellas, flag poles or alcohol, cans or bottles into the venue. These will be confiscated at ticket barriers
DO NOT - rush the exits after the concert, crowd Surf or Mosh or Pyramid Build as you will be removed from the venue without a refund
DO NOT - casual Trade as this is prohibited
DO NOT - bring cameras or recording equipment into the venue