Phoenix Park

Detail. Area illustrated is indicated within red rectangle (right)

This print shows Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed park in Europe. Situated in the park are a number of historic landmarks: the Viceregal Lodge (formerly the home of British Viceroys, now Áras an Uachtaráin, the home of the Irish President), the Phoenix Monument, the Wellington Monument, the Chief Secretary’s Lodge (now the US Ambassador’s Residence), Ashtown Castle, the Ordnance Survey Office and the
Dublin Zoo.

To the south, the river Liffey flows from the Strawberry Beds and Chapelizod to Parkgate in the east. Characters and events mentioned in Ulysses include the Vice Regal Cavalcade which can be seen making its way to Ballsbridge, and ‘Skin-the-Goat’, a character associated with the famous Phoenix Park Murders. The Phoenix Park is one of the central locations of Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.