Photos and the City

Slow travel & photography

I stayed in a lovely and super cosy little cottage near the Guinness Brewery, a very central location and a great starting point for just walking around the city. For the last years, there is a huge housing crisis going on in Dublin with ongoing protests and many projects trying to solve this or at least help people who either have lost their homes or aren´t able to get on. As a tourist one doesn´t notice that much but besides the Brexit, this was the one big topic people talked about with me.

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Walking along River Liffey…

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Ha´Penny Bridge – or as it is named officially the Liffey Bridge – a pedestrian bridge built in 1816.

Before the Ha’penny Bridge was built there were seven ferries, operated by a William Walsh, across the Liffey. The ferries were in a bad condition and Walsh was informed that he had to either fix them or build a bridge. Walsh chose the latter option and was granted the right to extract a ha’penny toll from anyone crossing it for 100 years. (Ha´Penny Bridge)

The toll was dropped in 1919.

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Molly Malone – the fictional fishmonger from the song “Molly Malone” by The Dubliners.

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