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A Harp over the Liffey

Commissioned by Dublin City Council, the cable stayed Samuel Beckett Bridge is one of the two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Harp shaped Bridge

Given the national symbol of Ireland is the Harp, this bridge is a wonderful gateway to the city of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Samuel Beckett Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that joins Sir John Rogerson's Quay on the south side of the River Liffey to Guild Street and North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands area. The architect is Santiago Calatrava, a designer of a number of...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Commissioned by Dublin City Council, the cable stayed Samuel Beckett Bridge is one of the two bridges designed by Calatrava and the other being the James Joyce Bridge completed in 2003. Neat views from either side. The bridge can also move 90 degrees on the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given the national symbol of Ireland is the Harp, this bridge is a wonderful gateway to the city of Dublin, shaped like the harp in question the modern bridge is a spectacular addition to the city, located downstream from the city it was the first...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bridge is amazingly beautiful and is shaped like a Floating Irish Harp. The shape of the spar and its cables - 31 cable stays and two back stays are so graceful and appear to waiting for someone to play beautiful music for the visitors....More

Thank Jackie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Harp shaped bridge offers a good view over the river Liffey. The bridge can open occasionally to let big ships to cross. Nevertheless, your must be very lucky to see it.

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

The Samual Becket bridge is a nicel;y designed bridge. being a Dutchman, I see the resemblence with the famous bridge in Rotterdam. Certainly worthwhile to take a moment and enjoy this marking point in Dublin

Thank Kees00
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Looks like an Irish harp. Certainly a unique design ideal which makes this bridge across the Liffey an oft-photographed sight in Dublin.

Thank Clayton H
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Really nice bridge, would like to see it lit up green at night time for a change, but very iconic and worth the walk

Thank Curiosity744462
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful architecture but can not believe it cost 60 millions euros to build it. Modern bridge very close to our hotel the Clayton and close to all amenities.

Thank Shindi G
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

You can see this bridge from quite a distance & it’s great to see this modern architecture in amongst all the traditional bridges. Worth looking at if you’re wandering along the river Iffey - it’s a very busy area though, traffic wise

Thank lesley h
Reviewed 30 July 2018

My brother and I walked out of our way to get a good view of the Samuel Beckett Bridge. It's just stunning. Designed to look a like a harp, it sure does. Photos don't do it justice.

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Christine M
17 March 2016|
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Response from DubTwosome | Reviewed this property |
Once you are in the city centre you are very close to it, particularly if you are at O'Connell Bridge, which is the main bridge at O'Connell Street. There are River Liffey Tours but I'm not sure if it they under the Beckett... More
Grant M
3 November 2015|
Response from redeco | Reviewed this property |
Hi Grant, I think you'll find air travel the most convenient...great bridge. Randall