Strawberry Beds


The River Liffey as it flows through the Strawberry Beds area of Chapelizod, Dublin, Ireland.

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Running alongside the northern banks of the Liffey between the villages of Chapelizod and Lucan, roughly along the western edge of Phoenix Park, is the Strawberry Beds, so-called on account of the fruits once grown here and sold along the side of the road.

Before the days of flight, it was a popular honeymoon destination for Dubliners; the Chapelizod end was James Joyce's favourite spot for contemplating the Liffey. You'll need your own transport to get here.