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O'Connell Bridge, Dublin

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Bridge Tourist Spot
Walk across a piece of beloved history at O'Connell Bridge, a bridge spanning the River Liffey. Designed by James Gandon and built between 1791 and 1794, the structure connects O'Connell Street to D'Olier Street, Westmoreland Street, and the south quays. As a result, business and commercial life moved to surround this bridge, and masses of people used this bridge every day. It gradually was built up to accommodate the usage; today, seen from above, it is as wide as it is long. Be careful when you visit, as pickpockets tend to frequent the area. See O'Connell Bridge and all Dublin has to offer by arranging your trip with our Dublin holiday planner.
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  • When going to the Dublin Airport by AirLink bus crossed over. I thought I saw when he went to Temple bar the night before, but better at night lights feel overwhelming atmosphere there.
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  • The original bridge, Carlisle Bridge was replaced by the end of the 19th century this much wider bridge to the traffic flow better.
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  • This bridge spans the Liffey and is always busy connecting the north with the south side along O'Connell street and with O'Connell Statue overlooking it.  more »

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Dublin offers everything from luxury hotels to eclectic guesthouses. Explore over 1,000 years of history in the city on foot by staying at one of the hotels or hostels in the city center. The south side of the river has always been a popular place to stay, particularly near Temple University or the tourist nightlife center Temple Bar, but a new crop of attractive options has popped up on the north side as well. For more affordable accommodations, try a hostel or make your way toward St. Stephen's Green for a more comfortable stay at a mid-range hotel. If the artistic spirit of Dublin is what beckoned you, spend your holiday in a guesthouse near the creative Lower Gardiner Street.
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