Running Advent Calendar – Day 19 – Dublin, Ireland

19 Dec

It’s Day 19 of my Running Advent Calendar and for the past 18 days I have been exploring different running routes from around the world. Today’s route is in Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland.

Photo credit: prudence.ie

Photo credit: prudence.ie

My husband and I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Ireland (and Scotland) for our honeymoon in 2010. Although we didn’t get to spend any more than a day in Dublin, it was still an exciting and beautiful city that I hope we can one day return to, to see more of.

While there, we were able to see most of the historic sites, ones of which is the running route I have selected for today – Phoenix Park. I didn’t have the chance to run in the park while I was there due to the limited amount of time we were actually in Dublin, but I did get to see Phoenix Park.

Photo credit: Jennifer Farley Photography

Photo credit: Jennifer Farley Photography

Phoenix Park is the largest walled city park in Europe. It is filled with paths, trails, green spaces, animals and monuments. Lots to see and lots of open space for a long run. Urban parks are beautiful oasis’ in cities, and the Phoenix Park is one no different. I hope to return one day!

I didn't run in Phoenix Park but I did visit the Guinness Factory in Dublin!

I didn’t run in Phoenix Park but I did visit the Guinness Factory in Dublin! Priorities…

Stay tuned for Day 20 of the Running Advent Calendar tomorrow and check out Days 1 – 18 of my Running Advent Calendar here in case you missed them:

Day 1: Lakeside, PEI, Canada

Day 2: Loch Lomond, Scotland

Day 3: San Francisco, California, USA

Day 4: Gatineau Park, Quebec, Canada

Day 5: Central Park, New York, USA

Day 6: London, England

Day 7: Paris, France

Day 8: Rome, Italy

Day 9: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Day 10: Boston, MA, USA

Day 11: Great Wall of China

Day 12: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Day 13: Hong Kong

Day 14: Venice, Italy

Day 15: Chicago, IL, USA

Day 16: Sydney, Australia 

Day 17: Victoria, BC, Canada

Day 18: Toronto, ON, Canada

M.

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