A few years ago I did a post on the Dodder Walk from the Firhouse Wier to Cherryfield (the post can be found at this link). I am delighted to see the recent development of a new greenway along the Dodder, which has transformed this section of the walk.
The new section, from the Wier at Firhouse to Cherryfield opened in April 2022. It includes new paths, removing old barriers (which were really awkward to get through), new stonework at the entrances, new lighting and seating across the walk.
This links up nicely with the existing work done towards Firhouse Shopping Centre and Oldbawn, including the new bridge near the Bolbrook Center and the new co-working and incubation hub called The Edge (link). The great thing about The Edge is it also has a new coffee shop, offering a place to grab something along the Greenway. In fact, it is great to see a number of locations to grab a good coffee:
- Coffee@TheEdge – Coffee shop with food and drinks, indoor and outdoor seating- Instagram Page Link
- Tribe at Ballyboden St Enda’s GAA club – Popup coffee pod with great coffee, treats and toasties. outdoor seating along with seating under a canopy at the GAA club – Instagram Page Link
- Caffe Duomo, popup coffee van at the Speaker Connolly – Instagram Page Link
The map above outlines a section of the walk from Firhouse, across from the Speaker Connolly along the new greenway to Cherryfield, with car parks on either side. About mid-way along this route is the Firhouse weir, near the former Morton’s Pub.
This post focuses on only a section of the greenway. There are a number of side paths, and the path extends further west to Old Bawn and beyond as part of the new greenway (for another post in itself I think). Works on the continuation of the greenway development on the opposite side of the Spawell Link Road look close to completion also, with further plans underway to improve the cycling route around the Blue Haven pub. More info on the overall greenway development can be found on South Dublin County Council’s website at this link.
Well done to all involved with this development and I encourage anyone to take a trip out here soon to enjoy a walk or cycle along the Dodder. Below are some photos I have captured recently.