Dublin Zoo: A place you need to visit while in Ireland.

If you’re in Dublin and if you’re a lover of animals I know the right place for you to visit! I suggest Dublin Zoo. It’s located in the Phoenix Park. This park is also where the President of Ireland lives, which is pretty interesting. I’ve been going to the zoo for as long as I can remember. There has been so many changes over the years that have improved visitors experience throughout their visit. My favourite time to visit the zoo is during the summer when it’s a gorgeous, sunny day. This is because my family and I love visiting the zoo and spending all day enjoying the sun and watching the animals. We also make a picnic and lounge in the sun relaxing throughout the day.

The earliest memory I have of being in the zoo was when I was small and my brother was a baby. We were looking at the monkeys in their enclosure hiding from the sun because it was so warm out that day. My brother loved the monkeys and kept touching the glass trying to touch one of them! He couldn’t figure out why he couldn’t touch them. He started to bang on the glass getting their attention and placed his hand against the glass. All of a sudden a baby monkey moved toward the glass and placed his hand against the glass as if he was joining hands with my brother. It was so adorable! This was about 14 years ago and I still remember it as clear as if it was yesterday. It is one of the only good memories I have of my childhood.


The cost of the Zoo can vary depending on how many people will be visiting the zoo.

Prices are:  At the gate    Adult – €18.00                               online     – €17.50

                                            Child – €13.20                                                – €13.00 ( 3 years to under 16)

                                            Senior Citizens – €14.00                              –  €13.50 ( over 65’s)

                                            Children under 3 – Free                               – Free   

                                            2 adults + 2 children – €51.00                    – €49.00

                                            2 adults + 3 children – €55.00                    – €53.00

                                            2 adults + 4 children – €59.00                    – €57.00

The walk around the zoo is fairly easy. As you walk through the entrance, you can either go left towards the monkey enclosures or right towards the elephant enclosure. Whatever way you decide to go you will end up back to where you began. As you want into the zoo there is a he lake in front of you, where a zoo keeper can take your picture if you’d like and when you return from visiting all the animals you can buy the picture. When I went with my friend we got a booklet full of information on the animals you have seen throughout the zoo and a number of copies of the picture that was taken in different sizes all for €20! It was definitely worth the money!


Throughout the day from March to September there are daily talks and feeding times. You learn a lot and can experience these beautiful animals interacting with humans. I haven’t witnessed many of these talks but my favourites so far are the seals talk and the elephant talks. The time I seen the elephant talk, they all played together in their little pool. It was so adorable. I could have watched them all day but sadly the talk was only 15 minutes long. I would most definitely recommend these talks but get there early or so many people will be at the front you won’t be able to see! Here is the timetable of talks.

                                   11:15am Asian Lion

                                   11:45am Orangutan

                                   12:00 Zoorassic world

                                   12:30 Elephant

                                   12:45 Chimpanzee

                                     2:15pm Sea lion

                                     2:30pm Penguin

                                     2:45pm Giraffe

                                     3:00pm Rhinoceros

                                     3:45pm Gorilla

What an amazing list! I know! I love it and I’m sure you will love it too! If you visit let me know I’d love to here about your visit!

This place can be enjoyed by absolutely anybody! From children to senior citizens you will all have the most amazing, fun experience. There are playgrounds for the children so they can play and have a relaxing time. There is also cafes and sitting areas for the adults. So if you’re travelling with family or even on your own Dublin Zoo should definitely put on your bucket list and visit as soon as you can!

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Anne xx

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24 thoughts on “Dublin Zoo: A place you need to visit while in Ireland.

  1. Sadly didn’t get to visit here when I was in Dublin on my last trip. It’s definitely at the top of my list for next time! Sounds like a great place and Monkeys are my favourite so you don’t have to persuade me any more!

  2. The story about your little brother is the absolute cutest! Such a great, informative post and if I ever find myself in Dublin, I’ll definitely check back in on this post 🐅

  3. I have plans to visit Dublin in the summer of next year and the Dublin Zoo is on my list of somewhere to visit. As an animal lover, I always love going to zoos to see animals I may not otherwise be able to see.

    Great post! x


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