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River Liffey
River Liffey

River Liffey

58 reviews
Sights and Museums,Landmark
Ranked #5 in Dublin things to do
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Parkgate Street, Dublin, D Ireland
+353 1 437 0969 (Dublin Tourist Office)
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In 2011, a homeless man dived off the O’Connell Bridge into the the River Liffey to save his pet rabbit from drowning. Hundreds witnessed this occurrence and he became an instant celebrity. While most ... Read more
people don't swim in it - or dive into it - the Liffey is a well-loved waterway in Dublin. It flows east-west right through the center of the city and is lined with Quays, providing a lovely waterfront to walk along. On nice days, rowboats populate the river against the setting sun.

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Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Great place for photos looking out over the water waiting, hopefully, for something exciting to happen in your life.

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Launceston, Australia

A great landmark to help you find your way around Dublin. I followed it to find the zoo and then followed it back to find my hostel again. What more can you ask from a river

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San Diego, California

Every great city has a river running through it, and Dublin is no exception. Great to use the River Liffey as a landmark to keep your bearings, especially if you are heading into Temple Bar!

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Ottawa

Lovely for a stroll around. Makes it much more enjoyable to walk downtown Dublin. Don't think I took a city bus once (other than to and from the airport)

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

I stayed in a hotel right by the river Liffey a few years ago. Ideally placed for all of Dublin's attractions.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Walk along the river through temple bar. It's pretty nice. And gets more interesting as you walk away from the waterfront.

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Barcelona, Spain

Long nice walk along the river with many sights. There is a boat pub along the way.

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

It's like a baby Thames. We went on a nice day and people where kayaking and boating around. So calming.

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Clifton, New Jersey

Helped me get around. I used it to help me move from place to place a landmark so I wouldn't get lost. Also very nice to look at while sightseeing.

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Local from Dublin, Ireland

There is a cruise tour along the river. It takes 45 minutes and you get know about the historic of the city.

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United States

Dividing north and south Dublin, the River Liffey is a short walk from just about anywhere and offers some great photo spots.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Can't say that I knew the name of the river that runs through Dublin until I arrived in the city. The Liffey isn't to big and isn't too small. What I like about it most is there are LOTS of bridges so it is easy to get from one side to the other.

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Roscrea, Ireland

Flows past our house and boasts a beautiful walk (300 yards from our front door) past rowers on the river, and on to the War Memorial Gardens and Rose Gardens.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

Hard not to love a river. The Liffey is a nice focal point for a stroll through the city. The bridges make for good photography.

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United States

The Liffey River divides Dublin between the north and south with several bridges along the path.

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London, UK

Most European cities are built on rivers. This one is somewhere in the middle of the pack for size and beauty.

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Abergavenny, UK

To make any city better, you'll need a good river and that's just what Dublin has, making Dublin that so much more awesome!

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Ilmington, UK

The Liffey river rises in County Wicklow and flows through Wicklow, Kildare and Dublin before entering the sea at Dublin Bay.

You could spend a whole day walking along the Quays by the Liffey from the newly developed docklands area up to Phoenix Park, and occasionally detouring up little side streets. The Temple Bar district is very close. Cross the famous Halfpenny bridge (free nowadays!). Detour to the National Museum of Decorative Arts housed in the huge old former Collins Barracks up at the Phoenix Park end of your river walk. Visit the Church of St. Michans to see the crypts on the way and admire the architecture of old and new on your journey.

You can also take a river cruise from March to November.

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United States

It is green, full of trash and the bridges are vandalized. Not as romantic as the other posters here would make it out to be.

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Shanghai, China

those bridges on liffey river is the most intriging part, different styles, width,shape, structures. the one right in front of O'Connell street is famous for its square shape.

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