Le Ha'Penny Bridge - Fáilte Ireland

Ha’Penny Bridge

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Le Ha'Penny Bridge - Fáilte Ireland




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Ireland Location County Ireland: County Dublin (Republic of Ireland)
Location:
Address: Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar, Dublin
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Translator : Isabelle Ansiaux

The Ha’Penny Bridge is one of the most famous bridges of Dublin. It is a small white wrought iron bridge that spans the Liffey, a river running right through Dublin.
Intended for pedestrians only, it offers a breathtaking view of the rest of the city. It links the Temple Bar district to O’Connell Street, Dublin’s main artery.

Visit the Ha’Penny Bridge

A bridge dated of the beginning 1800’s

The Ha'Penny Bridge - Brian Morrison Photography - Tourism Ireland

The Ha’Penny Bridge – Brian Morrison Photography – Tourism Ireland

It is difficult to miss such a bridge! Its retro design straight out of 1816, when it was completed. It was built in England, then transported by boat. History also tells that crossing the bridge was initially chargeable: people crossing the bridge had to pay a tax of half a penny, hence its nickname: the Ha’Penny bridge (the half penny).

Officially, the bridge is named after the Duke of Wellington, an Irish Prime Minister who served in government during the 18th century.
However, it is in the uses and habits of Dubliners to call it under the name of Ha’Penny Bridge… (it is difficult to get rid of its habits!)

The crossing of the bridge is in any case very pleasant, and it is not uncommon to come across some Dubliners who came to admire the surrounding landscape, while sharing a drink with friends. Many musicians also meet there and sing Irish songs for passers-by, with large reinforcement of typical Irish instruments.

Don’t hesitate to take a walk by day, as by night, when the lights of Dublin shimmer in the Liffey: it is a sight not to be missed!



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Address Address : Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar, Dublin
Location : (County Dublin)

Coordonnées GPSGPS : 53.346306,-6.263085

Opening timeOpening time: tous les jours

DurationDuration time: 15 minutes

Price(s)Price(s): gratuit
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