The Blanchardstown area in west Fingal boasts three waterways, the Tolka, Royal Canal and River Liffey, beautifully contained between steep wooded hills around the famous Strawberry Beds. The area is home of Luttrellstown Castle, which was in the ownership of the Guinness family for generations and the Anna Livia Mills, previously owned by the famous Antartic explorer.
The Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, the largest in Ireland, is a must for a touch of retail therapy.
How to get there
Blanchardstown Centre is located in West Dublin, on the Navan Road/N3, just off the M50 ring road.
The No. 37 bus from the city centre has several stops in Blanchardstown including Blanchardstown Centre.