St. Catherines Park / Lucan Demesne
St. Catherine’s Park /Lucan Demesne is located in counties Fingal, Kildare, and South Dublin. It consists of 200 acres of woodland and grass land, with the river Liffey dividing the southern lands of South Dublin County Council from the remainder of the park. Click here to see a 360 degree image of the park
By Car and on Foot
The park contains a pedestrian bridge over the river which facilitates pedestrian access between Leixlip and Lucan.
St Catherine’s provides a very tranquil setting for walking through a combination of historical association, scenic views and woodland and river.
Jogging is also popular in the park. Loops of varying distances 2km – 5km through woods, along rivers and around fields offer sporty visitors a variety of scenes.
The famous Liffey Descent, a 25 mile canoe race passes through this section of the river. Canoeing is popular in the vicinity of the weir due to the presence of a sluice gate.