The Valley of the River Liffey

Discover Dublin’s Hidden Gem

Stretching from Palmerstown on the edge of the city centre to Lucan on the boundary of Co. Kildare, immerse yourself in everything Liffey in the stunning valley of the River Liffey!

Escape to nature on the city’s edge – the valley offers unspoiled tranquil riverside walks in public parks at Waterstown, Lucan Demesne and St Catherine’s Park, and fantastic food and heritage in the quaint villages on the Liffey. There are also some excellent golfing options in the area, including the Hermitage, Lucan, Luttrellstown and Castleknock.

Like exploring and getting wet? Did you know you can raft, canoe and kayak on the Liffey? See Dublin differently — there are even guided Liffey heritage trips available on the water. Whether you are a beginner or an expert or have never tried water sports before, there are a range of ways to dip your toe in the water. And for the purists, there’s the famous pulsating spectacular through the valley every September that is the world-famous Liffey Descent.

Finally, when all is done you can reward yourself with some retail therapy in the nearby Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.

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