Birding Locations Ireland

St. Catherine’s Park

St. Catherine’s Park is mixed woodland and grassland park of over 200 acres along the banks of the River Liffey. The Liffey divides the park which straddles Dublin and Kildare. There is a pedestrian bridge over the river so it is possible to explore both banks of the Liffey. There is a wide variety of bird life in the park including Kingfishers, Jay and Tree Creepers.

There is a car park in the park but this is near the football pitches which leaves you a 10 minute walk to the river. There is also a smaller car park along the main road between Lucan and Leixlip with direct access to the river walk. If you are travelling from Dublin, take the M50 and exit for Galway / Westport onto the N4. Take the exit for Leixlip, but do a loop to get back onto the N4 heading for Dublin. Then take the nect exit for Lucan (only a few hundred metres). There is a car park on your left as you come down the ramp.

Sat Nav Co-Ordinates for Park Entrance: 53.364616, -6.483996

Sat Nav co-ordinates for Lucan Road Car Park: 53.355631, -6.460821

Google Maps View of Car Park on Lucan Road

Tree Creeper, St. Catherine′s Park, Lucan: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/800 Sec, F11, ISO 1000

Kingfisher, St. Catherine′s Park, Lucan: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/500 Sec, F9, ISO 500

Wood Pigeon, St. Catherine′s Park, Lucan: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/800 Sec, F9, ISO 400

Grey Squirrel, St. Catherine′s Park, Lucan: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/800 Sec, F10, ISO 1600

SiskIn, St. Catherine′s Park, Lucan: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/200 Sec, F13, ISO 2000

Mallard, St. Catherine′s Park, Lucan: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/32 Sec, F8, ISO 500

Cormorant on River Liffey, Lucan: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/125 Sec, F8, ISO 500