Ireland day 0502. Sunday 12 February 2023- Phoenix2 *

Ireland day 0502. Sunday 12 February 2023- Phoenix2
Today’s summary Val was at work today so I went into Dublin to join a Walking Club stroll from Heuston Station via Phoenix Park to Ashtown.   A very pleasant day
Today’s weather Dry and bright, once again, though a little more sun than recently.  Moderate south easterly wind which dropped off later.   Appx 9C
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The blue line shows where we walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Heuston Phoenix Ashtown

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

Val was in the midst of her five day stint at work, so once she’d set off for the museum, I pulled together my things and headed into town to join the walking club for a short amble from Heuston station.

The walk passed Kilmainham hospital and gardens, Kilmainham gaol, the War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge and Phoenix Park.   Another dry bright spring-like day, though a bit of a cold breeze at the start.   Sun later in the day warmed things up a bit and it became very pleasant.   Lots of people out and about but Phoenix Park was – as ever – looking spacious, verdant and lovely.  There was even time for a quick cup of coffee in the visitor centre before heading down to the station and then onwards back to Malahide.

A very enjoyable day.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Kilmainham Hospital In the Hospital Gardens – always absolutely immaculate and looking a bit like a miniature Versailles
Grave of Vololel – “For 23 years the charger and faithful friend of Field Marshal Lord Roberts of Kandahar“.   The horse died in 1899 and was buried in the Hospital Gardens Kilmainham Gaol looking as grim as ever
War Memorial Gardens Áras an Uachtaráin, the President’s official residence, in Phoenix Park
The bridge at Islandbridge (unsurprisingly)
Interactive map

(Elevations corrected at  GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )

Total distance: 9056 m
Max elevation: 65 m
Min elevation: 4 m
Total climbing: 190 m
Total descent: -158 m
Total time: 04:20:34
Download file: A Walk In The Park compressed corrected.gpx

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