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River Liffey, Dublin


This webcam from Irish jewlery company Allcladdagh gives a great view of the famous River Liffey. As the camera pans around you can see other famous Dublin landmarks, such as the Ha'Penny Bridge, The Customs House, O'Connell Bridge and the IFSC (Irish Financial Service Centre).

The Ha'penny Bridge (known later for a time as the Penny Ha'penny Bridge) is a pedestrian bridge built in 1816 over the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland. Originally called the Wellington Bridge (after the Duke of Wellington), the name of the bridge changed to Liffey Bridge, and somewhat surprisingly, the name remains as so to this day. However, due to its distinct shape as well as the original toll of one halfpenny, (later, one penny, two farthings) the more popular title of Ha'penny Bridge stuck in the minds of the natives. The toll itself was dropped in 1919; before this, turnstiles lay on either side of it.

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