Ha'penny Bridge
Ha'penny Bridge
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The area
Neighborhood: South City Centre
How to get there
  • Jervis • 3 min walk
  • Abbey St • 4 min walk
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Tom K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
I like this bridge. You can imagine all the historic events that happened in this city since they built it over 200 years ago. Anytime I'm in Dublin, I make a point of crossing it, even if I don't need to.
Written July 7, 2022
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David D
Devon, UK25,805 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Thursday 4th August and we walked across this iconic old pedestrian bridge in the heart of Dublin.

The metal framed bridge spans the River Liffey for forty-three metres (141 feet). It links Liffey Street and Ormond Quay on one side and Wellington Quay, Merchant's Arch and Temple Bar area on the other

Three ornate metal arches, are along the bridge and stretch it's 3.66 metres (12 feet) width of the bridge, they are each topped with a lantern to illuminate the Bridge at night.

Standing on the Bridge there are some great views down the river in both directions. One way the Customs House, O'Connell Bridge and Liberty Hall are some of the notable sights with Dublin Port behind them.

In the other direction there is the Millennium Bridge and the Four Courts dominate the skyline.

It was originally built in 1816 but has subsequently been strengthen and restored. It was first called Wellington Bridge after the first Duke of Wellington.

It got its current name as there was a toll to pay to cross over. The toll stopped in 1919 but the name stayed.
Written September 22, 2022
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Salvatore
Naples, Italy99 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Ha'penny Bridge among all the bridges in Dublin is without shadow of a doubt the most famous bridge. It was built in 1816, it was built to replace 7 ferries that transported passengers and items from one bank to another of the river Liffey. As its name suggests, half penny was a toll(pedaggio) that was charged until 1919. Today as you can imagine the bridge is free of charge and many people tourists come here to take pictures. Having visited many cities and innumerable bridges around Europe, I must admit that Ha'penny Bridge isn't special if you compare it with other bridges around Europe, but the story it's fascinating, and it's a must to see in Dublin.
Written January 27, 2024
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MKTBE
Topeka, KS4,077 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The historic Ha'Penny Walking Bridge was the first bridge built across the Liffey River. It is a pedestrian bridge that was built in 1816. Before that time, ferries were used to cross the river. The toll to use the bridge was 'half a penny' and was a very lucrative business for the proprietor. While the white cast-iron bridge is not spectacular, it is the history of the bridge that makes it special! It's definitely worth a visit!
Written October 30, 2023
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Sarah Lou
York, UK14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
When in Dublin, you must walk over the ha’penny bridge. I was excited about this bridge. Never seen it. Never googled it. Didn’t know what to expect. Well it was underwhelming. A white bridge built in 1816. There were lots of people crossing it which maybe took away whatever magic others see. Sadly too, there were quite a few homeless people on the bridge asking for money. Seen through I guess.
Written January 28, 2020
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charlottem0007
Leicester, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
A great iconic spot on the river as you can see up and down central Dublin from here. The views were great and it has a very interesting history too. The local pub The Ha’Penny Bridge Inn has great pints of Guinness and a good comedy show upstairs the night we went. The music downstairs was amazing too. The vibe was spectacular and authentic with everyone having a good time. Will definitely come back in the future
Written April 8, 2023
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MrThomas1981
Ipswich, UK903 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Its a bridge - there is nothing much else to it. Yes it is quite picturesque and a Dublin landmark but once you are up close to it, you are taken along with the crowds and watching your feet, trying not to trip over beggars. Walk over it, then photograph it from a distance as you get a much better view than the you are on it (as usual)!
Written March 30, 2022
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Kieran S
Sydney, Australia71 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
I’d heard this bridge spoken about in so many different circumstances. On approach to the bridge I had to check Google Maps about 10 times because I was sure I was looking at the wrong thing. It is an average iron structure spanning the River Liffey. Looks old (because it is).

When we actually got to the bridge what we found was far worse than expected. It was filthy, littered with cardboard and rubbish and complete with a couple of homeless people just to add to the experience.

If you don’t plan on using the bridge to cross to the other side, don’t bother looking for it.

I actually didn’t even take a photo because I was dumbfounded by its patheticness.
Written January 4, 2020
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Andy
Bangor, UK209 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Listed on many websites as Dublin’s main landmark but I’m really not sure why. It’s just a bridge and not a very special looking one at that. There were a number of people on the bridge begging for money, not the best impression, and really not worth visiting.
Written August 6, 2023
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Rachel548
Farmington Hills, MI647 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
Fun to walk across a historical bridge like this. It's one of the more aesthetic bridges in downtown Dublin over the Liffey. The white arches and the views from the bridge make for some good pictures. Beware: it gets quite busy!
Written September 28, 2022
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