|The Obelisk welcomes us to the park|
|Look like any other White Houses?|
Continuing up the hill, we saw some of the most famous residents of The Park, aside from the President, of course. Two deer were having a snack and a rest in the tall grass just off the path. These deer must be used to a large number of visitors in and out of their habitat, because they paid us almost no mind. The fallow deer are quite different than the whitetail deer we saw in the woods of Iowa. These deer are all descended from a small herd introduced here in the 1660s. We named this one Judy.
|Phoenix Park Deer, Judy|
|Residence of The American Ambassador|
The park was busy today, as Dublin was hosting the All-Ireland Hurling Final. Hurling is one of the classic Gaelic Games played by the Irish for generations. On the day we visited the park, the side from County Clare was to take on County Cork in the All-Ireland Final. Supporters poured in to the North of Dublin to park and party before the big match. Cars were decorated in red and white (Cork) and blue and yellow (Clare) as they parked for the day.