18 June, 2011

River Liffey, Batchelor's Walk and O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, Ireland


Ireland's River Liffey is the main river in Dublin, the capital of Ireland. It begins at Sally Gap near Kippure in County Wicklow, just south of Dublin. It travels about 78 miles through the center of Dublin and out into Dublin Bay, eventually reaching the Irish Sea. Down through the centuries the name of the River Liffey has taken many forms, which suggest Irish, English, French and Latin influences.

In public records, deeds and maps, the absence of a single recognized spelling may have reflected the sounds that individual scribes heard. Abhann Liffe, Gaelic for River of Life, could have become in an Anglicized version Avon Liffey. The formal name is now Liffey.


Bachelors Walk is a street and quay on the north bank of the Liffey, Dublin, Ireland, between Swifts' Row to the west and both the southern end of O'Connell Street and O'Connell Bridge in the east.

O'Connell Bridge is the probably the most famous one because of it's link to Irish Patriot Daniel O'Connell. This Bridge is in the city center and spans the Liffey between O'Connell Street to the north and O'Connell Street to the south.


It is the second bridge to stand at this location. Following the development of new streets, a new and wider bridge was needed because of the increased traffic. In 1880 it had the distinction of being nearly as wide as was is long and the bridge was renamed in honor of Daniel O'Connell.


5 Any comments?:

Rozali said...

Assalamualaikum BR

salam ziarah balas

Wassalam

PenDekAr LauT said...

Teringin sangat nak pegi Dublin.. Tapi apakan daya..

Ummiross said...

Cantik kan Dublin...

alif haris said...

mcm best jew .. esok nk pegi lah .. hahah klu la dublin tu kt blakang rumah sy jew .. huhuu

zmah said...

Bilalah ada peluang ke Dublin...

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