Trail Running around Dublin’s Phoenix Park (03/2020)

In this route I’ve tried to feature some of the most iconic sites around the Phoenix Park. The Phoenix Park is easily accessible by Public Transport (check Dublin Bus) Access for this run was done by car and we parked near Wellington’s Monument at GPS location 53.350934, -6.308742 .

Trail Running Route:

The Phoenix Park has many route options. This route avoids the many roads to stay on trails or grass. There is not one route to follow but a network of trails and I’ve made the route as I ran.


See below some of the photos taken along the route. They are displayed following the route of the run.

Wellington Monument, near the start of our route – Notice the four bronze plaques cast from cannons captured from Napoleon at Waterloo.
Dublin Zoo, opened its doors on September 1, 1831
Pass by the Áras an Uachtaráin where the President of Ireland lives. It is both a family home and a venue for formal state occasions.
The midieval Ashtown Castle
Follow the stream into the forest.
Glen Pond in the middle of Furry Glen
This is a unique feature along the way…
Out in the open, with the Papal Cross on the left. Imagine 1.2 million Irish here welcoming the Pope in 1979!!!
The deer! They’re everywhere: there are around 600 of them roaming the park.
Running under the winter morning sun!
The Magazine Fort was built in 1735, and was occupied by British Armed Forces until 1922 when it was handed over the Irish Army. Notice the Dublin Mountains in the background

Runner: Fred Verdier

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