The Liffey

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The Liffey is a 125 km long Irish river that flows from west to east through the city of Dublin and then into the Irish Sea. The Liffey is actually one of the most famous rivers in Ireland: Dubliners live on its banks, and are used to use its energy resources through hydroelectric exploitation (in Leixlip, Golden Falls and Poulaphouca). A beautiful river, rich in fish, which allows Dublin to live at the rhythm of nature…

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The River that separates Dublin in two…

The Liffey River has its source in the Wicklow Mountains, and meanders its way to Dublin, crossing it entirely. Upstream, the river is known for the countless fish in its waters. Fishermen like to cast their lines there during the wild salmon fishing season: big catches are frequent!

In the city, it is very pleasant to walk along the Liffey in Dublin, day and night. You will cross many bridges linking the 2 banks of Dublin, such as the famous Samuel Beckett Bridge.

We also advise you to follow the “Bachelor Walk” circuit, a walk that starts from Temple Bar and takes you up the Liffey River, and discover the 9 bridges of the city, including the most famous: the Ha’Penny Bridge, a wrought iron bridge dating from 1816, as well as the James Joyce Bridge, another bridge, this time inaugurated in 2003.

At night, the lights of the city are reflected in the water, offering one of the most charming spectacles in Dublin. A very nice walk to do!

Generally speaking, the Liffey can be walked along, or even kayaked. A ferry (named Liffey Ferry) even allows you to cross the river to reach 3 distinct points of Dublin :

  • 3Arena
  • sir John Rogerson’s wharf
  • and MV Cill Airne (North Wall Quay)

All this for 2€, an advantageous rate that will save you unnecessary walking.

The Liffey
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The Liffey River originates in the Wicklow Mountains, flows through Dublin and into the Irish Sea.

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53.355803, -6.359318
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