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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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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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Dublin - Ireland - River Liffey - The Heart of Dublin

This is a beautiful river which is great to stroll along and admire at any time of the day, rain or shine. It is the life blood of the city and now stands in the heart of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
SteveJacksonnufc
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Gateshead, England
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Saint Nazianz, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There really isn't anything spectacular about this river. Just another river that runs thru the middle of a city. But the walk over the bridge was nice and we ate lunch at the Merchant's Arch Pub directly across. Service was fast, food good, & live entertainment while we ate.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When comparing it with grat rivers flowing thru a city like, Paris, London, Franffurt, Rome, Berlin, etc, it doesn't compare. Although there a some nice bridges, not much to ogle at.

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Gateshead, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful river which is great to stroll along and admire at any time of the day, rain or shine. It is the life blood of the city and now stands in the heart of the centre with superb eateries and outlets all along it's banks. Every few hundred yards there is a bridge steeped with history, each... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to see River Liffey if you're in Dublin!! It is so pretty. Rent a kayak or boat and go down the river. It is beautiful.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to Dublin for over 30 years. While I live most of the year in the States, I have been so taken by the emergence of this area of town 5 years ago we arranged a flat in the Docklands area. This is "The New Dublin". Smart, modern, clean and full of food and pubs, theatre and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The River Liffey runs through the heart of Dublin much as the Thames runs through London, but on a more friendly scale. The river is not large and has little boat traffic now, but makes for a nice walk after supper... especially at sunset. We got beautiful photos from both Ha'Penny and Millennium Bridge with the sun and shadows reflecting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crossed this river on lots of different bridges, some areas a bit smelly. Did not have boat trip and area not that interesting and weather ot excellent

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Marysville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our walk along the river. Several trees along the sidewalks. Also several very cool bridges. This is a tidal river, so the water level varies significantly from high tide to low tide. It also separates Dublin into north and south, and there seems to have been a "have / have not" divide here in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to walk along and get a real feel for Dublin. A lot of businesses and restaurants along the way. A number of bridges to cross over. Since there are few street signs directions were given in how many bridges away to your destination.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

On a nice day this is a great place to go for a walk and people watch. It's the biggest river in Ireland so if you're visiting, definitely take a look! There are loads of things to do around the river, on the boardwalk, and even on the river! There's kayaking and river tours!

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