After a long time without seeing the sunlight, it decided to show up and give us a beautiful day! Of course we decided to leave our so warm duvet and took the River Liffey walk.
What will I find through the River Liffey walk?
The river is about 125 km and divides the city of Dublin between north and south. It will give you a sense of how important it’s to take the River Liffey Walk.Dublin’s most famous bridge sits on the River Liffey and is called Ha’Penny Bridge. It’s where couples in love usually put padlocks to perpetuate their love. Usually the couples write their names or their initials and throw the padlock’s key in the river.
Close to O’Connell Street Bridge you can see Heineken’s headquarters here in Dublin, the Heineken Building.
There are beautiful buildings along the way. One of them is the customs building. The Custom House is a neoclassical building and was built in 1791.
It’s possible to learn a bit about the Irish history during some tours, paths, through various monuments throughout the country. The city of Dublin is full of them.
Along the Liffey we found a monument representing the Great Famine of 1845 – 1849 in Ireland (The Famine Memorial).
Up ahead, we find the Jeanie Johnston. It’s a kind of “boat-museum” where visits are allowed. They offer the opportunity to learn about the experience of Irish immigrants in the time of the Great Famine. The price for students is € 9.00. For more information, visit their official website.
We passed by another famous bridge. The Samuel Beckett Bridge is also known as The Harp. The view of the bridge at night is even more incredible!
Practically in front of the bridge there’s the Dublin Convention Center. Today they hold the Career Zoo, a job fair. The building is very beautiful and what stands out the most is that it’s almost completely diagonal!
After we left the convention center, we continued walking along the river and found this thing indicating the direction and distance to several places of the world. We found it very interesting! What about you?
Oh! During our hard time going back home, we saw the stadium (Aviva Stadium) a bit far, but we still registered it to show you. Click here to see when we went Aviva to watch Republic of Ireland vs. Gibraltar.
Well, that was our day… we got more tired than ever because we walked almost 9 km and we’re not used to it yet! ahahahaha
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