O'Connell Bridge, Dublin

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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. Make O'Connell Bridge a part of your Dublin vacation plans using our Dublin holiday planner.
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  • This bridge, designed by renowned architect James Gandon in the late 18th century, has long been the main crossing point of the River Liffey.
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  • There is a river called luffy river which divided the Dublin city center into two parts and bridges play an important role that connected two sides O Connell bridge is the main bridge and it is also t...  more »
  • 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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Where to stay in Dublin

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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