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Halfpenny Bridge

Bachelors Walk | Wellington Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland (South City Centre)
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Ranked #85 of 290 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

For the sake of being able to say you've crossed the bridge it makes a great attraction on your to do list if you are visiting Dublin. If you live in Dublin it's going to become just a normal bridge eventually. It's still great though to be able to walk across it. For the experience of being there and doing... More

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Randburg, South Africa
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11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It is just a bridge with a nice folklore tale attached. not a must see. Nice for the walking tour as it crosses into Temple Bar and brigs you back to along the river. pack a padlock!

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Glasgow, Scotland
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234 reviews 234 reviews
149 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a very pretty bridge - not one of the great bridges of the world but nice all the same. It looks nice in photos.

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County Laois, Ireland
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

very victorian looking , keeps a special place bridging temple bar to batchelors quay. lovely at night better than oconnell bridge as that has lots of begging on oconnell bridge. keep handbags in front of you girls

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's a bridge, if your passing look but don't go out your way. I's nice enough but go at night and see the Liffey lit up and you'll enjoy it more.

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Dublin Ireland
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60 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a nice bridge cross the river Liffey. There is nothing special about. Thousands of people use it everyday to cross from the north side of the city to the south. It usual has a clatter of beggars lying on it. Its is nice when it is lit up at night.

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Just a cute wee bridge which in years gone by you paid to cross, its a nice thing to cross it when in Dublin and go to the Ha Penny Bridge pub for a pint.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I don't think I would ever give a bridge higher than an average rating. They are pretty utilitarian. The Ha'Penny bridge is pretty, especially when lit up at night. I recommend taking some black and white photos at night from it of the Dublin skyline and of the bridge itself. Trust me when I say they will look more interesting... More

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Tampere, Finland
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Ha'penny Bridge (or officially Liffey Bridge), is a nice looking little bridge built in the 19th century. Nothing specially, but cute little bridge.

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Modesto, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Even though the bridge is conveniently located to take you across the river into the heart of Temple Bar, there are no longer any locks.

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