Porter's Guide and Directory
for North County Dublin

Index to Porter's Directory 1912

Phoenix Park

The Phoenix Park, situated immediately on the boundary of the City of Dublin, is the largest park in the United Kingdom, having an area of about 1,700 acres and is over seven miles in circumference. At one time it was the property of the Knight Hospitallers, but on the suppression of the monasteries it was surrendered to Henry VIII, and afterwards constituted a deer park by the Duke of Ormonde in the reign of Charles II. The Earl of Chesterfield, when Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, made several additions and alterations and threw it open as a place of recreation and amusement for the inhabitants of the city. There is a magnificient granite obelisk to the memory of the Duke of Wellington and an equestrian statue to Lord Gough. It contains the residence of the Lord Lieutenant (Vice-Regal Lodge), the Chief Secretary and the Under Secretary of Ireland, the Hibernian School for Soldiers' Children, the Ordnance Survey, the Zoological Gardens, Royal Military Infirmary, Royal Irish Constabulary Depot.

PHOENIX PARK N.S. - Mrs. J. Reidy, Principal; Miss G. Gillman, Assistant. Average, 60; on rolls, 78
NATIONAL SCHOOLS, CHAPELIZOD (PROTESTANT) - Mr. Bradley. Average, 30; on rolls, 40.

Anderson, Robt., Bailiff, Whitefields
Connell, J., Concrete Lodge
Dougherty, Right Hon. Sir James, Under Secretary's Lodge
Godden, Fredk., Head Deerkeeper
Gordon, Samuel T., Surgeon to the R.I.C. Depot
Green, Max, Private Secretary's Lodge
McInnes, P., Board of Works, The Cottage
National Schools, Mrs. Reidy, Head Teacher
New Lodge, Vice-Regal Lodge
People's Gardens, Robert Seaman, Curator
Power, Samuel, Belleville House
Royal Hibernian Military School, Col. Deane, Commandant
Royal Irish Constabulary, Mr. O'Connell, Commandant
Royal Magazine Fort., Lieut.Playfair, Superintendent
Royal Military Infirmary, Col. C. Birt in charge
Salter, J., Weir View, Island Bridge
Sherlock, Patrick, Springfield House
Smith, James, Dairyman
Vice-Regal Lodge - His Excellency the Earl of Aberdeen. Chief Secretary - The Right Hon. A. Birrell, M.P., Under- Secretary - The Right Hon. Sir James B. O'Dougherty.
Zoological Gardens, Capt. Arbuthnot, Superintendent

Index to Porter's Directory 1912

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