The Liffey Walk is a winding paved path by the River Liffey, away from the hustle and bustle of Main Street, accessible from the Sallins Road and Alexandra estates.
Keep an eye and an ear out for the local wildlife: otter, mink, Grey Heron and Kingfisher have all be seen along this stretch of the river. The bare trees in Autumn and Winter can make it easier to spot the various finches, thrushes and tits among the branches. In Spring and Summer visitors from Africa like Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler can be heard singing from high up in the trees. At any time of year Buzzard may soar overhead. The area is also good for butterflies, dragonflies, moths and other insects, attracting local bats, swallows, swifts and both types of martins in to feed.
If you are strolling by the river, there is a growing chance you may spot a most elegant white heron motionless in the river bank. The Little Egret has started to colonise Ireland in recent years and the first sightings have been made in County Kildare. Someone has to be the first person to spot them in Clane…perhaps that person will be you!
See Wild About Clane for more information on our local wildlife.