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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
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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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Great walk along the river, Temple Bar area to the bay, interesting bridges and architecture

I really enjoyed this walk along the river. Many of the Bridges are unique. And there is interesting architecture both old and new. Near the Temple Bar area there are lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Dallas, Texas, United States

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Put on your good shoes, raincoat and bring your umbrella, because you are walking the Liffey. Don't go by bus or car. You won't believe the things you'll see, for example, I walked home one night and saw two beautiful swans in the water. I was astonished and I never would have noticed them otherwise. What's also great is that... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I really enjoyed this walk along the river. Many of the Bridges are unique. And there is interesting architecture both old and new. Near the Temple Bar area there are lots of restaurants and pubs to stop at.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

With the relative widest bridges, the River Liffey is a wonderful fixture in the middle of Dublin. You can walk the whole 3 mile city easily and the bridges will become your friend and the river a point of reference. You can always hop on the Luis if you don't want to walk but carry change to make it easy.

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The river itself is a river like most others that run through big cities; murky in colour with its unfair share of garbage floating in it, however, if you don't look too closely and enjoy the grandeur of the river as a whole, it's very beautiful. The countless bridges offer excellent points of reference for where you are in the... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had an enjoyable walk along the boardwalk along the river. We stopped by the north inner city side to see the beautiful yet haunting states commemorating the Irish famine. Saw the "Jeanie Johnston" but was unable to a tour of the boat.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The River Liffey is tidal, so it rises and falls with the ocean tides. You might see a full river during one part of the day and barely a stream several hours later. Being so close to the ocean makes it brackish, but it's a lovely sight when the sunlight reflects off of it.

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Prevessin Moens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Liffey River Cruise is a very informative and entertaining 45-minute trip downstream in the course of which Richard (so named if one enjoys the experience, but Philip if not...) provides passengers with a potted history of Dublin and its development up to the present day, interspersed with humorous anecdotes ('A Swedish passenger claimed that Britain's Admiral Nelson was himself... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The River Liffey snakes its way through the centre of the city. It is not a recommended spot for swimming but many interesting areas are to be found on either side of its banks. From the Phoenix Park gates, the river winds its way towards the centre of of the city passing the Guinness Hop Store and Brewery, the Halfpenny... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Dublin is nice but the river that cross it is a shame - the water not only look dirty - it is dirty and hardly flows. Now that there is a new Water management authority in Ireland - I expect a change.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

I had to cross the Liffey at least 6 times a day during my week stay in Dublin, and every time I saw something I missed during the previous crossing! I went on the cruise and saw it from yet a different side. The sight at night is breath taking! t

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