The Liffey where is forms the southwest boundary of Fingal near Lucan has a wildlife area of great beauty. Here also are the Strawberry Beds, so called as the land was used for a long time for the cultivation of strawberries, has largely been untouched by modern development and provides enchanting and picturesque view. The area is now classified as a special amenity area.
Other Parks of Interest
The demesne of Catherine, in Dublin 15, has had numerous owners since it was first established in 1219. A house and chapel were built by the Huguenot La Touche family on the lands at the end of the 17th century; however the house was burnt to the ground at the end of the 18th century. Also there are two wells dedicated to St. Catherine, the water is used as a cure for sore eyes.
The Tolka Valley is made up of 300 acres of grassland, wetland and some fine mature woodland in Dublin 15. The park is home to a rich variety of animal and plant species such as otters, kingfishers, dippers, bats, cowslips and willows. The park offers a diverse, natural and tranquil landscape which is great for walking and jogging and the river supports an abundance of brown trout, providing for some good fishing.Read more about Tolka Valley Park
Woodland habitats, wetlands and rolling grassland, punctuated by archaeological remains, comprise this lovely linear 89ha park along the Ward River Valley in Swords. Features of particular interest include some Bronze Age fortifications and the remains of an Italian garden. There are numerous viewing points, picnic sites, children playground and all weather pitch within the park’s boundariesRead more about Ward River Valley