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River Liffey

Neighborhood: South City Centre
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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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Liffey

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Geordieboy58_12
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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Burlington, Vermont
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
98 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
91 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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274 reviews 274 reviews
174 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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