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River Liffey

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Address: Dublin Docklands Development Authority | Custom House Quay, Docklands, Dublin 1, Ireland
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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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gorgeous but ruined by drug users

i love my city and the river that flows through its centre but the walk is ruined by drug users begging you for money and sometimes aggressivly. the scenery along the river is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Christopher B
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This river is almost completely lacking in maritime activity because the bridges are too low. However there is one passenger boat operating between the docklands and the city centre. The Liffey, because in runs from east to west is best seen at sunrise or sunset. The Liffey rises near Blessington in the Wicklow hills far away from Dublin.

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Thank Vincent D
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Some nice coffee shops along the way to enjoy, would not be a huge fan, as tends to be at the epicentre of the inner city. Will be on your left and right for most places you visit.

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Thank Bryan A
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i love my city and the river that flows through its centre but the walk is ruined by drug users begging you for money and sometimes aggressivly. the scenery along the river is stunning from old dublin to new dublin from hueston station to the docklands.

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Thank Christopher B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a lovely walk along the banks of the Liffey. Great views of the Docklands and sea,  also the Bridges across the river are some of the best in the world, worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the river in Dublin what else? there is water some boats some bridges as well seagulls people walking in the banks that's it

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Thank Pierfranco F
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The riverside banks of the Liffey is the real heart of DUBLIN......A WALK A LONG ITS BANKS can really set you up for the day....I often go in to the city centre early in the morning to walk from O Connell St Bridge in either direction for a mile or more depending on my humour. Or in the late afternoon... More 

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Thank john m
Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic views walking over the river. Nice to get some photos. Wasn't actually on the water at anytime but still, nice to see.

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Thank Heather G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liffey is the pride of Dubliners, splits the city and offers great from Ha'penny bridge, it is much cleaner than the Thames or la seine...

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Thank Leo B
County Kerry, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views, well kept, absolutely stunning on sunny days! View from early morning and sunset are breathtaking.

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Thank Abby C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

I guess i expected it to be a little more dignified. Maybe it was just when I went (winter) but it had some green scum on it. It's not picturesque at all and it appeared to be pretty low and slow moving, maybe that's why it was in such poor condition. I heard there were supposedly boat cruises on it... More 

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