Dublin is Ireland's
largest city and it's capital.
The city is
home of approximately one third of the country's population. Dublin
- a city with a Viking heritage, old city walls, Georgian squares,
a long literary tradition, is also a city of fine parks, gardens
and green spaces. There are a great number of parks, ranging from
historic parks, nature reserves, pocket/local and neighbourhood
parks, Georgian squares, coastal, riverside and linear parks. Just
three kilometres from the city centre is the largest, and most attractive,
enclosed City Park of Europe - The Phoenix Park, a National Park,
with an area of seven square kilometres is managed by Dúchas-The
Heritage Service in Ireland.
Environment and Culture Department, Parks and Landscape Division,
is responsible for the overall management of the majority of Dublin's
city's green spaces and are engaged in landscape planning, design,