Liffey Valley Park

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Address  Chapelizod/Islandbridge 
Phone     01-4542555 
Area        South Central 
Category Linear Parks and River Valleys 
Enquiries 222 5278 


  • Leisure Walks
  • River Pool Sea
  • Wildlife

Located between the Liffey to the north and the Chapelizod by-pass to the south and extending from St. Laurence Road to the War Memorial Gardens (managed by the OPW) at Islandbridge, is Liffey Valley Park, comprising approximately 12 hectares (29 acres).  To the south of the by-pass and north of Sarsfield Road lie Longmeadows Park and East Timor Park (formerly known as the Ranch).  This complex of open spaces was formerly one unit but the construction of the by-pass has fragmented the spaces which nonetheless function well as individual elements. Liffey Valley Park provides a pleasant walk along the river and this stretch is much valued by nearby rowing clubs while Longmeadows is currently being developed as an 18-hole pitch and putt course and is due to open in 1999/2000.  East Timor Park (named in 1998), was developed mainly for playing fields in the early 1990's and is linked to the Liffey Valley by a pedestrian bridge over the motorway thereby providing useful linkage between the network of open spaces in the area.

Further improvement works have been implemented at Liffey Valley Park, with a new bridge linking the two riverbanks and route linking the park up to the Phoenix Park to be constructed in 2008.

For more information

Parks & Landscapes Services Division
Block 4, Ground Floor,
Civic Offices,
Fishamble Street
Dublin 2

Enquiries: (01) 222 5278