The Liffey is a river in the Republic of Ireland, which flows through the centre of Dublin. The river supplies much of Dublin's water, and a range of recreational opportunities.
The River Liffey flows for around 78 miles through the counties of Wicklow, Kildare and Dublin before entering the Irish Sea at its mouth at the midpoint of Dublin Bay.
The Liffey is most famous as Dublin's river and provides the city's main focus and its division; the social division and rivalry between the Southsiders and Northsiders is a constant of life; the ancient heart of Dublin is on the south bank of the Liffey. (Read more)