Dublin Discovered – from a Boat on the Liffey

Dublin Discovered - Docklands with Anglo-Ruin - © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered - Docklands with Anglo-Ruin - © Bernd Biege 2014

We recently had the opportunity to join Dublin Discovered on a tour up and down the Liffey – and were pleasantly surprised. Okay, granted that we took the tour bright and early, in beautiful weather, and at high tide … circumstances conspired to make this a good experience from the start. But, truth be told, I had long harboured reservations against this tour. Can it really be that interesting, given that most Dublin attractions are not actually next to the Liffey?

It can. Mainly because you see some old friends from a new angle, a different point of view.

And there is another advantage. Anybody who has tramped through the Dublin Docklands will come away with the impression that there are some interesting bits, but also a lot of shoe leather spent for nothing. Next to thundering traffic, most of the time, so don’t start about the health aspects of walking here. But … from the middle of the Liffey, it all looks slightly different. And you can take in the panorama much better.

So here are some impressions from a typical tour on Dublin Discovered (and in the interest of full disclosure I’ll just mention that we received complimentary tickets for this). Okay, maybe not that typical … it certainly was not the typical Dublin weather as we know and not-really-love it.

Dublin Discovered - Boat at the Pier - © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered – Boat at the Pier – © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered - Boat Interior - © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered – Boat Interior – © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered - Our Guide - © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered – Our Guide – © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered - Ha'penny Bridge from Below - © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered – Ha’penny Bridge from Below – © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered - Four Courts - © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered – Four Courts – © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered - Father Matthew Bridge - © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered – Father Matthew Bridge – © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered - Aviva Stadium - © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered – Aviva Stadium – © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered - Docklands with Anglo-Ruin - © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered – Docklands with Anglo-Ruin – © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered - Cill Airne and National Conference Centre - © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered – Cill Airne and National Conference Centre – © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered - Tall Ship Jeanie Johnston - © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered – Tall Ship Jeanie Johnston – © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered - Custom House - © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered – Custom House – © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered - A New Perspective on O'Connell - © Bernd Biege 2014
Dublin Discovered – A New Perspective on O’Connell – © Bernd Biege 2014

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