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River Liffey

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Address: Dublin Docklands Development Authority | Custom House Quay, Docklands, Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 818 3300
Description: This large river runs through the heart of Dublin and divides the city's...
This large river runs through the heart of Dublin and divides the city's North and South sides.
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An essential piece of Dublin.

Its hard to lose yourself in Dublin if you use the Liffey as your point of reference - its many bridges have their own individual appeal but the raison d'etre for the original... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Its hard to lose yourself in Dublin if you use the Liffey as your point of reference - its many bridges have their own individual appeal but the raison d'etre for the original settlement and subsequent urban growth of Dublin, all hinge on this waterway. Yes, its waters are dirty, it has very few craft on it upstream from the... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

When in Dublin you have to cross the bridge over the River Liffey. It's nothing special but stays crowded as all of us tourist have to stop and pose for a picture. It seems to be the center of it all.

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Shoreham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I found the Liffey and the area around it rather dreary and dirty. The area was run down and I can't say I enjoyed my walk along it much. Unless it's really sunny to cheer it up a bit, I wouldn't bother.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A dirty tidal river with plenty of scumbags along the boardwalk. Head towards The Point and it's a bit nicer down towards The O2 / 3 Arena.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

thats so nice to vist enjoye with family.you can vist for cheap price.we dinner at nice resturant near the river its soo fantatstic

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Tipperary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Especially on a sunny day, you should enjoy Dublin's riverfront. Cross on Ha'penny Bridge and come back on O'Connell Bridge. Lovely!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Been down to the Liffey on a fair few occasions. I moved from Newcastle upon Tyne-UK area to Dublin 10yr ago. My honest opinion on the Liffey is..... There's plenty going on, loads of shops, bars and restaurants. You can visit the Jeanie Johnston (Tall ship). The 3-arena (O2), also known locally as the "Point" is at the very end... More 

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Portree, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is a nice walk along down the river as it is surrounded on both sides by places to eat and shops to see. The river itself however is not very clean! The different bridges are nice to see and it is an attraction but it does need a good clean.

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DERBYSHIRE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Ideal for taking a few photos of up and down the river. separates the busy temple bar and o connell street

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

River Liffy separates the city into two halves, north & south. I recommend walking along the river for a scenic view of the various beautiful bridges during the day, but it can get sketchy at night.

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