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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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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... read more

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

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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Burlington, Vermont
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38 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The River Liffey bisects the heart of Dublin and separates the city from its more blue-collar northern side to its more upscale southern district. The riverside is eminently walkable and it cuts through some of the most interesting portions of the city. A romantic stroll at sunset cannot be underestimated and it offers views of some of this most English... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The LIffey is a great river that divided the north of the city from the south. Originally the north side was where the gentry lived. At some time, they decide to move south and the north side building vacated by them became the notorious tenements which were fortunately enough demolished. It is cleaner now than it was in my youth.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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51 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

No great deal. Visit at night that is more beautiful to see the Half Penny bridge. Walk along the river. It is very nice.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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158 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The river is surprisingly narrow. There are a few bridges across the river but the Halfpenny bridge is the nicest.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I enjoyed visiting Dublin with my partner for the second time, the first time you just get a feel for the place but as you visit more and more you unearth different attractions. If you use the River Liffey as a reference point you won't get lost. All attractions are one side or the other of it and to walk... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I love riverside walks, but this river is exceedingly dull and lifeless. There is supposed to be a river cruise, but I never saw any boat or vessel afloat on this river. The water colour is also as dull as ditch water.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Whilst in Dublin I had numerous walks along the banks. Affords beautiful views and you can also enjoy a river cruise too.

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Perth, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I enjoyed walking along the river taking in the sights, it was cold while we were there which makes things look a bit dull with out Sunshine .People in Dublin were very helpful when asked directions

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Tampere, Finland
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I really enjoyed walking along River Liffey, what a great place for a morning walk. There are also some benches if you want to sit down and people watch. Also some small kiosks serving coffee near O'Connell Bridge.

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