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 home to 400 incredible animals.

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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 Cardiff Lane

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

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Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley

Located at M50/M4 intersection hotel is easily accessible by public transport to city centre and Dublin Airport.

Dublin Zoo

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8


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