Dublin Zoo


Head to one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions for an animal-packed day of fun, facts and feeding. Meet the Keepers, chat with the chimpanzees and feed the Flamingoes!

Fabulous Zoo

Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s largest zoo founded in the 1830s now attracts nearly one million visitors each year. It’s a fabulous zoo that will keep children enthralled all day long. As well as offering a selection of the world’s most interesting and even endangered creatures it has also created imaginative extras that will delight and surprise kids of all ages.

Plan Ahead

Enrich your day at the zoo by checking the website ahead of time (see further information below). You’ll find times of special talks, feeding times, demonstrations plus much more. A little bit of planning will go a long way and will help you and your family to get the most from your day out at Dublin zoo.

Themed Habitats

The zoo presents its visitors with themed habitats like “African Plains”, “Fringes of the Arctic”, “World of Primates” and “World of Cats” and is an excellent way of making the routes around the zoo easy to navigate. The enclosures in each habitat mirrors the natural environment for that particular species as closely as possible.

City Farm and Pets’ Corner

Kids in these areas are actively encouraged to interact with cows, goats, donkeys and ponies. There are rare breeds too, including Kerry cows and Galway sheep. Of course all the small favourites are present too, like guinea pigs, rabbits and canaries, plus dogs and cats.

Highlight of the Day

Feeding time at the zoo is a winner

Further Information

Nearest train station : Heuston Station (20 minute walk)
Car parking : Free car park just off Lord’s Walk behind the zoo
Website : www.dublinzoo.ie

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  1. Gerald says:

    This Zoo is Dublin is simply my favourite in the world. There’s just nothing to improve there. Our family trip was the one to remember. The zoo itself is well maintained and the map is very clear to find all the things.

    Visited April 2014

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