I heard of that , never put much reliance on it . Used to go into Clonliffe College and exit by Bishops Palace when walking the mutt for the parents . Lot of cattle there and what was a small working farm , from memory . Another orchard we used to , eh, borrow some apples from . The Tolka river divides the land from the stadium.
Lemons factory at Tolka Bridge , home of the Big 5 bar - an imitation Mars bar and Lemon sweets - we knew one of the parents who worked in there and he’d tell us when there would be a ’ bad’ batch of product , so we’d be delighted to take it off their hands . Never bothered going any further up Drumcondra - it was like the Newlands Cross / Red Cow Roundabout of its day .