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River Liffey

Parkgate Street, Dublin, D Ireland

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    Claiton
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    4 Mar 21, 2014

    There is a cruise tour along the river. It takes 45 minutes and you get know about the historic of the city.

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    4 Dec 28, 2013

    Can't say that I knew the name of the river that runs through Dublin until I arrived in the city. The Liffey isn't to big and isn't too small. What I like about it most is there are LOTS of bridges so it is easy to get from one side to the other.

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    Peter M
    5 Nov 14, 2013

    Flows past our house and boasts a beautiful walk (300 yards from our front door) past rowers on the river, and on to the War Memorial Gardens and Rose Gardens.

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    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    3 Nov 06, 2013

    Hard not to love a river. The Liffey is a nice focal point for a stroll through the city. The bridges make for good photography.

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    D'Maris Coffman
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    3 Aug 03, 2013

    Most European cities are built on rivers. This one is somewhere in the middle of the pack for size and beauty.

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    Thomas Beard
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    4 Jul 29, 2013

    To make any city better, you'll need a good river and that's just what Dublin has, making Dublin that so much more awesome!

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  • River Liffey
    Felicity A
    5 May 10, 2013

    The Liffey river rises in County Wicklow and flows through Wicklow, Kildare and Dublin before entering the sea at Dublin Bay.

    You could spend a whole day walking along the Quays by the Liffey from the newly developed docklands area up to Phoenix Park, and occasionally detouring up little side streets. The Temple Bar district is very close. Cross the famous Halfpenny bridge (free nowadays!). Detour to the National Museum of Decorative Arts housed in the huge old former Collins Barracks up at the Phoenix Park end of your river walk. Visit the Church of St. Michans to see the crypts on the way and admire the architecture of old and new on your journey.

    You can also take a river cruise from March to November.

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    Chris Ó Cinnseallaigh
    1 Mar 05, 2013

    It is green, full of trash and the bridges are vandalized. Not as romantic as the other posters here would make it out to be.

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    Yuki Zhang
    4 Feb 19, 2013

    those bridges on liffey river is the most intriging part, different styles, width,shape, structures. the one right in front of O'Connell street is famous for its square shape.

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    Achim Erler
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Die Liffey entspringt in den Bergen der Grafschaft Wicklow (nahe Sally Gap beim Berg Kippure) und durchfließt die Grafschaften Wicklow, Kildare und Dublin, bis sie schließlich im Stadtgebiet von Dublin in die Dublin Bay und die Irische See mündet.

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Description:

In 2011, a homeless man dived off the O’Connell Bridge into the the River Liffey to save his pet rabbit from drowning. Hundreds witnessed this occurrence and he became an instant celebrity. While most people don't swim in it - or dive into it - the Liffey is a well-loved waterway in Dublin. It flows east-west right through the center of the city and is lined with Quays, providing a lovely waterfront to walk along. On nice days, rowboats populate the river against the setting sun.
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