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What’s the name of the river in Dublin?

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Asked by: Lori Thomas

River LiffeyRiver Liffey, Irish An Life, river in Counties Wicklow, Kildare, and Dublin, Ireland, rising in the Wicklow Mountains about 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Dublin.

How many rivers are in Dublin?

There are more than 130 named rivers and streams in the historic County Dublin, Ireland, which comprises the city of Dublin and the surrounding counties of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin.

What is the length of the river that flows through Dublin City?

The Liffey starts with a lot of small streams in the Liffey Head Bog between Kippure and Tonduff in the Wicklow mountains. It flows for around 125 km (78 mi) through counties Wicklow, Kildare and Dublin. It flows into the Irish Sea at the mid-point of Dublin Bay. Most of its length is in Kildare.

How did the River Liffey get its name?

[i] The name Liffey is derived from Magh Life, or the plain of Life, in Co. Kildare, through which the river flowed.

What is Dublins vanished river?

The River Poddle
One Dublin river that is invisible, unless you know where to look for the signs of its existence. This river is called the Poddle, and it played a very important part in the history of Dublin City, in fact the river helped in the naming Dublin.

Why was Dublin called the Black Pool?

Dubh Linn and Dublin
A large pool once existed at the confluence of the River Poddle with the Liffey, which was wider then. This water in the pool was dark, probably due to peat staining, and so it was named dubh linn in Irish, which means dark pool or black pool.

What is Dublin’s nickname?


County (GAA link) Nickname
Down (GAA) The Mourne County; The Mournemen
Down (GAA) The Ardsmen
Dublin (GAA) The Dubs
Dublin (GAA) The Liffeysiders

What is the meaning of Liffey?

Liffey. / (ˈlɪfɪ) / noun. a river in E Republic of Ireland, rising in the Wicklow Mountains and flowing west, then northeast through Dublin into Dublin Bay.

Why is the River Liffey so dirty?

So why did the smell persist? Part of the problem with the tenacity of the Liffey’s pollution, and its associated odors, is that the river is a tidal one. It ebbs and flows into polluted Dublin Bay into which raw sewage continued to be dumped long after the creation and expansion of municipal sewage treatment plants.

What fish live in the River Liffey?

River Liffey

Fish: Pike ( )
Description: Catch: Roach, Bream, Hybrids, Perch, Tench, Pike, Rudd, Eels. A mixed fishery with Salmon and Trout. Coarse fish anglers should note that these stretches, observe all club regulations and have permission to fish.
Season: All year around.

What river runs under Dublin Castle?

the Poddle

Chief among Dublin’s hidden rivers is the Poddle, which runs underground for the majority of its course. For centuries it provided drinking water, powered our mills and even kept Dublin Castle safe from invasion.

Why is Dublin called Dublin?

The name Dublin comes from Dubh Linn or the “black pool”. The black pool in question is the junction where the Liffey and its tributary the Poddle meet. The Poddle now runs beneath Dublin as it has been covered by development and can no longer be seen in the city centre.

Which street in Dublin has a river running beneath it?

The Poddle is Dublin’s forgotten river and runs under Dublin castle, visible only in place, and runs under Dame street, through Temple bar, and on to flow into the Liffey.

Is there an underground in Dublin?

DART Underground (Irish: DART Faoi Thalamh), also known as the Interconnector or DART+ Tunnel, is a proposed mainline-rail tunnel in Dublin, Ireland.

DART Underground
Owner Iarnród Éireann
Locale Dublin city centre
Termini Clontarf Inchicore

Is there tunnels under Dublin?

There are several tunnels beneath Dublin, one of which reportedly runs from the Custom House to the infamous brothels of Monto, now Foley Street. Part of the tunnel was discovered near Talbot Street, but details of who used it — and why — are a lot more sketchy.