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This large river runs through the heart of Dublin and divides the city's North and South sides.
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Dublin Docklands Development Authority | Custom House Quay, Docklands, Dublin 1, Ireland
South City Centre
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 November 2012

This is the iconic river made famous by James Joyce's Useless. variously known as Anna Livia Plurabelle (I dont know either) or locally as the Sniffey because of its distinctive smell at low tide.

2  Thank Grumpy9
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 November 2012 via mobile

A must see if you're in Ireland, or even Europe for that matter! It really is a sight to behold. The world's largest open air toilet!

5  Thank gabertag
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Main river running through the city. This is a delightful walk with lots of things to see and do. Also river cruises available too. Very nice river and good attraction.

Thank northants90
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed walking by the river Liffey day and night (even if at night it was windy and cold). Full of bridges and nice buildings lining up... People come and go, there is a live atmosphere and some boat tours on offer!

1  Thank AthanasiaGreece
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Liffey holds centre ground in Dublin and although hardly clear blue water has a special role. It separates the two major central areas, has several iconic bridges, and be explored by river excursions. It cannot be avoided and deserves some attention.

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Reviewed 14 October 2018

River Liffey is apart of Dublin, the city and Dublins history, I wa fortunate enough to see a lot of river competition. It appears that the strong survive!

Thank sharon w
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Majestic as the Liffey is she is a river. But imagine the stories that she could tell if she had a voice. Everything from ancient times through the days of the Vikings who were largely credited with founding Dublin over a millennium ago. It’s the...More

Thank dpcbeech
Reviewed 27 September 2018

It is really nice to take a stroll along the River Liffey. We passed by some bridges and saw some dinner cruises boats navigating with the water locks. Very interesting to sit by and watch it unfold.

Thank Mei T
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I’m a water baby and always need to be near water. Walking along the streets of the River Liffy is magical, especially at night. History, legends, beautiful architecture, lifestyle choices—it’s all here along the river. It was warm while we visited and Dubliner’s were sunbathing.

Thank StarLady99
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing to be able to walk along the Liffey which has so much history. Form the Guinness to the boats who sailed to Ellis island, to the statues of the famine there so much to see and do. It’s really a beautiful walk and not...More

Thank Justa-Mumma1
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

One can walk, cycle or run along the river the while exploring the city. It tears Dublin into two pieces. Mother Nature was at her best when she gave live to this river

Thank Setlhomo R
Reviewed 14 August 2018

River Liffey has a history around Dublin city life. you can find many busniess along the river which divided city in the middle.

Thank 105atifs
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