Dublin Zoo was opened in 1831 with 42 mammals and 72 different bird species donated by the successful London Zoo in 1840. The decision was made to open the zoo to the public for 1 penny per person on Sundays which helped fund the growth of the zoo. Today the zoo is Ireland’s largest family attraction, spans over 28 hectares and attracts over 1 million visitors per year.

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Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s largest family attraction, with over 1 million visitors per year.

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the gibson hotel

Adjacent to 3Arena in Point Square, opposite Luas stop.

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Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane

Next to Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin’s docklands.

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Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport

Offering 24-hour shuttle bus direct to Dublin Airport terminals 1 and 2 every 20 minutes.

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Clayton Hotel Charlemont

On the banks of the Grand Canal, 10 minutes stroll from St Stephens Green.

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Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

In the heart of Dublin 4 with excellent transport links.

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Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

Located a stone’s throw from St Stephens Green, Trinity College Dublin, the Aviva Stadium and RDS.

Dublin Zoo

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8


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