Bridgie’s travel report for Thursday 11th

Thursday 11th Feb

Good morning boys & girls,

I was up bright and early on my adventures yesterday morning. I headed down the Castleknock road towards the park but instead of going through the gates of the park I continued on the Castleknock Road until I got to the Phoenix Park Racecourse.

Did you know that there used to be an actual racecourse there until all the houses, shops and apartments were built? The racecourse was very well known and used to host some really big horse races. People travelled from all around Ireland and the world to watch the races.

The racecourse closed around 30 years ago and nothing much was done with the site for a long time. There used to be a Sunday market there where people from all around Dublin 15 would meet up to buy and sell all sorts of bric-a-brac.

As it was so cold out I thought I’d treat myself to a hot chocolate. Luckily for me I found just the spot and it wasn’t long before I was warming my bones (well my stuffing) with the sweet taste of hot chocolate!

See you tomorrow for more adventures!