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River Liffey

Dublin Docklands Development Authority | Custom House Quay, Docklands, Dublin 1, Ireland (South City Centre)
353 1 818 3300
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Ranked #118 of 281 Attractions in Dublin
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Type: Bodies of Water
Description: This large river runs through the heart of Dublin and divides the city's North and South sides.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Liffey goes right through the centre of Dublin and with all its bridges cannot be missed. However it is nothing spectacular!

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Toronto, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Don't miss taking a walk down at least part of the Liffey while in Dublin. There's beautiful buildings on both sides, and nice walking paths. Every block or so there will be a bridge. All the bridges are very unique. Some are historic, some are modern and quite stunning. You can easily work this into walking between locations, for example... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Had a lovely visit to Dublin during a round Britain cruise. We just loved Dublin and can't wait to go back for a longer visit. During our visit we took a river cruise, many thanks to Paul and Richard our guide who pointed out all the fantastic sites like the harp bridge and the Jeannie Johnston and Ha'penny Bridge.

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Madrid, Spain
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38 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This river is nothing special, just a river not really big and there´s nothing special about it. The real important things in Dublin are at the banks of the river; the buildings, etc.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The River Liffey is nice enough. It's nothing special though. The surrounding buildings and attractions are more worthwhile seeing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The river is a central point in the city, with numerous bridges crossing it. You can walk along and watch the boats in the river or view the buildings along the river in the distance. It's a nice wide open space - and you always know where you are.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

crossed the river a bunch of times. nice views, and an essential part of Dublin. I think you have to see the river and walk to experience.

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Sawtell, Australia
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31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This river goes right through centre of city and has numerous bridges. Some so very historic and others in new part of marina having a spectacular newer one like a harp. Good to walk over these bridges you get a real good feeling of the city.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The river is a bit dirty however it is also pretty. I loved standing on the bridges and just looking. I learned on a walking tour that Dublin is actually built on top of three rivers. The other two have been reduced to drain pipes now although you can see them if you go on a guided tour of Dublin... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Passing through the centre of Dublin you probably can't avoid the River Liffey - what a pity! We stayed in Temple Bar right by the river. The river flows black and dirty. Totally uninspiring for a river in a capital city. Also no attempt has been made to make the river walks attractive. Just busy roads with lots of cars... More

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