Clarkes is an excellent coffee shop and bakery located on Cabra Road, I included one photograph in this series. There was an unfortunate incident here in September 2006 when a worker who was attacked during a gang robbery at the bakery died after slipping into a coma days a few days after the attack.
Cabra is located southwest of the Royal Canal, except for one small piece of land between the canal and railway line, and northeast of the Phoenix Park, and runs southeast to northwest, from Phibsboro at St. Peter’s Church and around the sixth Royal Canal lock, and Grangegorman at Hanlon’s Corner, to Ashtown and Pelletstown; across the canal are the districts of first Glasnevin and then Finglas. The area is often divided into Cabra East and Cabra West, with a notional line of division being the railway line coming from the Phoenix Park Tunnel and going to Connolly Station.
The Bradogue River, a tributary of the Liffey, rises underground at the southern edge of the district.