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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 #112 of 276 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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109 reviews 109 reviews
107 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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155 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 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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Naxxar, Malta
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's basically a river which you will surely see if you are in Dublin city. As most rivers it is not so clean but at least it's worth a photo. River cruises are also available however we didn't do this so i am not sure what's the experience.

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Cant remember the first/last time I saw this river clean nor clear. The river runs from far, passing (under) all Dublin bridges, to the docklands and onto the Irish sea. It would be great to get it cleaned or something.. Throughout the years and decades it has always been green (dark green)

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Take a 45 minute boat trip up the River Liffey to learn from the knowledge, funny and friendly narrator. So much history, so many views of Dublin shared with us in just a short time. Worth the time to enjoy whilst in the city.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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65 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I really cannot get excited about a river. Saw the Liffey in Dublin, the Seine in Paris and the Thames in London. All appear to be the same. The Liffey is pretty and adds to the charm of Dublin. If yo go to Dublin you are going to see it. It cuts he city in half.

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Edmonton, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Nice part of Dublin which you'll probably naturally come by if you are visiting the city. During St. Patricks Day celebrations there are rowing races held on the river which is especially cool to see. It's definitely a nice walk through Dublin with many foot bridges to weave from one side to the next. There are bars and restaurants scattering... More

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Massapequa Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Beautiful area for a stroll. The River Liffey runs through Dublin seperating the North and South sides of the town. Small foot bridges like the Millennium and the Ha' penny Bridge cross the river so you can walk or shop on either side. Larger bridges such as the O'Connell Bridge are used by vehicles to cross the river.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Who is looking for a good walk in a pure place and with good sight it's a good choice and you can ride a bick that the city stay available for tourists.

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93 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It's free. And goes along the main drag of Dublin. Multiple (famous) bridges allow you to criss cross both sides and do some serious shopping/eating/drinking/people watching. It's not quite as majestic as the Thames, but it is a focal point and allows you to see some main touristy points of interest. Take a stroll along here. It's worth a couple... More

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