Bird Watching Dublin

Bohernabreena Reservoir

This is actually two reservoirs in the Glenasmole Valley in the Dublin Mountains. The River Dodder flows through the valley and both reservoirs are fed by the river – the upper reservoir and the lower reservoir. From the public car park there is a loop walk around the reservoirs which includes part of the Dublin Mountains Way. There are beautiful views of the Wicklow mountains as well as Dublin city. The walk is level for most of the way.

Although there is a hill leading from the lower reservoir to the upper reservoir, the gradient is not steep. In addition to a wide variety of birds, keep a look out for Sika deer. It is a very easy walk that can be done easily in 90 minutes. The car park located just three and a half kilometres from Tallaght on the R 114. Please note that the car park is not very large and can be full at peak times, especially in summer. Sat Nav co-ordinates for the car park are 53.258941, -6.369069 .

The Hellfire Club is just a 20 minute drive from Bohernabreena!