Strawberry Beds

Gardens in Dublin

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.